Getting here and getting around
Compulsory winter equipment
Please note that since the 27th September 2021, special equipment for vehicles is no longer an option, but is now compulsory in winter. This applies to the whole Savoie region, and shall be in force between the 1st November and 31st March.
Light vehicles, utility vehicles and motorhomes must now:
- either be equipped with steel or fabric snow chains for at least two drive wheels;
- or be equipped with four winter tyres with the 3 PMSF (Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake) logo featuring the letters MS, M+S or M&S.
- Users can also choose to fit ‘4 seasons’ tyres, as long as they have the 3 PMSF logo + the letters MS, M+S or M&S.
This obligation does not apply to vehicles equipped with studded tyres.
Please note: These obligations also apply to coaches, buses and lorries without a trailer or semi-trailer, who also have the choice between chains and winter tyres.
Lorries with a trailer or semi-trailer must be equipped with snow chains for at least two drive wheels, even if they are already equipped with winter tyres.
Penalties will apply for those who fail to comply. Drivers who do not have the necessary equipment may be issued a 4th category fine, i.e., a 135 euro fine and possible immobilisation of the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle shall be liable for the penalties, not the owner.
Parking is free in the village of Saint-Martin-de-Belleville. Near the shops, however, there are blue zones where parking is restricted. To use these spaces, ask for your free parking disc at the Maison du Tourisme. Free parking available at the car parks of Le Cochet, La Duche and Château Feuillet.
Free shuttle service
The free shuttle buses run every day of the week between Saint-Martin-de-Belleville and Val Thorens via Les Menuires. They serve the villages of Saint-Marcel, Les Granges and Praranger. They also inter-connect the different districts of Les Menuires (La Croisette, Reberty, Preyerand, Les Fontanettes and Les Bruyères).
Getting to Saint-Martin-de-Belleville
Moûtiers is just 20 km from Saint-Martin-de-Belleville. For live traffic information, remember to check the traffic report.
The nearest station is Moûtiers Salins Brides-Les-Bains, located 20 km from Saint-Martin-de-Belleville. Once at the station, there are 3 ways to reach the village.