Saint-Martin-de-Belleville

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Saint-Martin-de-Belleville
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Saint-Martin-de-Belleville
Coordinates: 45°22′52″N6°30′19″E / 45.3811°N 6.5053°E / 45.3811; 6.5053 Coordinates: 45°22′52″N6°30′19″E / 45.3811°N 6.5053°E / 45.3811; 6.5053
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Savoie
Arrondissement Albertville
Canton Moûtiers
Commune Les Belleville
Area
1
161.79 km2 (62.47 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01) [1]
2,633
  Density16/km2 (42/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+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 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]

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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 .

Ski

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.

Summer

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.

Transportation

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

Notable residents

See also

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References

  1. "Populations légales 2017". INSEE . Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. Arrêté préfectoral 5 November 2015
  3. http://www.peakretreats.co.uk/winter/ski-resorts/3-valleys/st-martin-de-belleville