More than a destination, Saint Martin de Belleville is a break and a breath, in the heart of nature, perfect for living the moment. It is an inheritance, a testimony, a sharing, made up of well-kept secrets and continued traditions. It is an experience, a journey, a revelation. With this deep-seated feeling, it's the evidence that you're not just there by chance.
Enter into the secret
To introduce you to this authentic Savoyard village, we could have talked about its bell tower, its narrow streets or even its stone-built farms. Or, maybe, its cosy accommodation, the old barns converted into restaurants and the concerts that bring life to the church. That's all true, but Saint Martin de Belleville is not a place you describe, but a place you feel. It's not about what we say, but rather, what we don't say.
The day will come when you will see the village awakening to the sound of the ski lifts, the sun flooding the mountain side terraces, and some 600 km of tracks unfolding at your feet. This is the effect of the 3 valleys, a phenomenon that is repeated every year during the transition to winter time. Hurrying slowly, you will leave the elegant and discreet comfort of your cosy nest, for the great outdoors. Faced with so much grandeur, you may well gasp. Stay calm! After this first emotion, others will follow. Others that are even stronger.
Hiking, snowshoeing, sledging, heritage discoveries, shows, torch lit descents, concerts in the church, all interrupted by gourmet breaks in numerous speciality restaurants or the Michelin starred establishment, displaying its 3 macaroons... The list of winter pleasures in Saint Martin de Belleville is certainly not as well known as Prévert's, but one visit will give you life-long memories.