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Panorama from Val Thorens on the village, with Notre-Dame-de-la-Vie sanctuary visible on the left
Panorama from Val Thorens on the village, with Notre-Dame-de-la-Vie sanctuary visible on the left
Coat of arms of Saint-Martin-de-Belleville
Coat of arms
Saint-Martin-de-Belleville is located in France
Location within Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
Saint-Martin-de-Belleville is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
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 Auvergne-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)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
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 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.[1]

Saint-Martin-de-Belleville is home to one of the best restaurants in the French Alps, the 3 Michelin starred La Bouitte.[2] It is also the setting for the infamous novel by the Marquis de Sade, The 120 Days of Sodom.


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 30 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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