Saint-Martin-de-Belleville

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.[2]

Saint-Martin-de-Belleville
Panorama from Val Thorens on the village, with Notre-Dame-de-la-Vie sanctuary visible on the left
Panorama from Val Thorens on the village, with Notre-Dame-de-la-Vie sanctuary visible on the left
Coat of arms of Saint-Martin-de-Belleville
Coat of arms
Location of Saint-Martin-de-Belleville
Saint-Martin-de-Belleville is located in France
Saint-Martin-de-Belleville
Saint-Martin-de-Belleville
Saint-Martin-de-Belleville is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Saint-Martin-de-Belleville
Saint-Martin-de-Belleville
Coordinates: 45°22′52″N 6°30′19″E / 45.3811°N 6.5053°E / 45.3811; 6.5053Coordinates: 45°22′52″N 6°30′19″E / 45.3811°N 6.5053°E / 45.3811; 6.5053
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentSavoie
ArrondissementAlbertville
CantonMoûtiers
CommuneLes Belleville
Area
1
161.79 km2 (62.47 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)[1]
2,633
 • Density16/km2 (42/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal code
73440
Elevation640–3,564 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.[3] It is also the setting for the infamous novel by the Marquis de Sade, The 120 Days of Sodom.

SkiEdit

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.

SummerEdit

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.

TransportationEdit

If travelling there the nearest airports (closest first) are:

Notable residentsEdit

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