Saint-Martin-de-Belleville is a former commune in the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. On 1 January 2016, it was merged into the new commune of Les Belleville.
Part of Les Belleville
|Coordinates: 45°22′52″N 6°30′19″E / 45.3811°N 6.5053°ECoordinates: 45°22′52″N 6°30′19″E / 45.3811°N 6.5053°E|
|161.79 km2 (62.47 sq mi)|
|• Density||16/km2 (42/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||640–3,564 m (2,100–11,693 ft) |
(avg. 1,400 m or 4,600 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
Saint-Martin-de-Belleville is home to one of the best restaurants in the French Alps, the 3 Michelin starred La Bouitte. It is also the setting for the infamous novel by the Marquis de Sade, The 120 Days of Sodom.
The Saint-Martin-de-Belleville ski area is part of the Three Valleys ski area that includes the resorts of Les Menuires, Val Thorens, Meribel, Courchevel and La Tania. In total the area has 600 km of posted runs and 200 ski lifts.
Saint-Martin has also in the past few years increased its publicity of the area for summer visitors. All of the winter brochures now include a section on the summer season that runs most years from 30 June until 1 September. The 3 Valleys links are open on a Tuesday and a Thursday for mountain biking and walking.
If travelling there the nearest airports (closest first) are:
- Vincent Jay - Olympic Biathlete who won Gold and Bronze at Vancouver 2010
- Official Saint Martin de Belleville website
- Official site of Les 3 Vallees, lift & piste info, cams, weather, snow etc
- Discover St Martin de Belleville[permanent dead link]
- Saint Martin de Beleville mobile wap source
- 3 Valleys mobile wap source
- Vanoise National Park