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Notre-dame de la vie sanctuary
Notre-dame de la vie sanctuary
Coat of arms of Saint-Martin-de-Belleville
Coat of arms
Saint-Martin-de-Belleville is located in France
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
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Savoie
Arrondissement Albertville
Canton Moûtiers
 • Mayor (2001–2008) André Plaisance
Area1 161.79 km2 (62.47 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 3,123
 • Density 19/km2 (50/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 73257 / 73440
Elevation 640–3,564 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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Saint-Martin-de-Belleville is a commune in the Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.

Despite being in the world famous Trois Vallées (Three Valleys) skiing area it has managed to keep its traditional French character, consisting of many alpine chalets with beautiful window boxes bursting with flowers. It is also the setting for the infamous novel by the Marquis de Sade, 120 Days of Sodom. Saint-Martin-de-Belleville is home to one of the best restaurants in the French Alps, the 2 Michelin starred La Bouitte.[1]


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 pisted runs and 200 ski lifts.


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 the 30th June until 1 September. The 3 Valleys links are open on a Tuesday and a Thursday for mountain biking and walking.


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

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