Luxury ski chalets to rent in St Martin de Belleville
Only a few miles from Les Menuires down the valley, St-Martin-de-Belleville offers a peaceful, family-friendly base from which to discover the 3 Vallées. St-Martin-de-Belleville, a backwater farming village until the 1980s, developed as a hidden gem where skiers return to it again and again. The resort will give you a glimpse of old-fashioned France, offering your holiday a more relaxed pace-if you’re searching for a group then this isn’t the spot for you. The resort is seeing growing investment in terms of lodging, with the introduction of several new luxury ski chalets and apartments adding value to the region.
It takes less than 15 minutes to get the gondola and six-person chair lift to the ridge that divides St-Martin-de-Belleville and Méribel, one of the most linked resorts in Les 3 Vallées. You have around 600 km of terrain accessible from here, with a generous amount of off-piste skiing in between. Rolling blues and reds take you back to St-Martin or you can ski back to Méribel and down to Courchevel.
St-Martin-de-Belleville has an impressive amount of restaurants for a small resort, both on and off the plateau. The star attraction is La Bouitte, a 3 Michelin star restaurant situated in St-Marcel-de-Belleville, a neighboring town. St-Martin does have more than a dozen bars to choose from, despite its reputation for a rather low-key nightlife. While hiking, one of the best things to do is indulge yourself in the lovely La Bela Vya spa, which provides therapies focused on mountain elements.
St-Martin-de-Belleville is one of the best family resorts in the region, owing to its tranquil ambience. Many sports on sale, apart from hiking, involve dog sledding and snowshoeing. The village is proud of its heritage and in the Saint-Martin Museum you can learn more about its existence or take a guided tour of the village by torchlight.
Ski area: Les 3 Vallées
Resort altitude: 1450 m
Top altitude: 3230 m
Pistes: 600 km
Nearest airport: Chambéry – 1h20 by car / 104 km