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Saint-Martin-de-Belleville

Saint-Martin-de-Belleville
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
Saint-Martin-de-Belleville
Coordinates:
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Savoie
Arrondissement Albertville
Canton Moûtiers
Government
 • 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.

Saint-Martin-de-Belleville is home to one of the best restaurants in the French Alps, the 3 Michelin starred La Bouitte.[1] It is also the setting for the infamous novel by the Marquis de Sade, The 120 Days of Sodom.

Contents

  • Ski 1
  • Summer 2
  • Transportation 3
  • Notable residents 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

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 pisted 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

References

  • INSEE
  1. ^ http://www.peakretreats.co.uk/winter/ski-resorts/3-valleys/st-martin-de-belleville

External links

  • Official Saint Martin de Belleville website
  • Official site of Les 3 Vallees, lift & piste info, cams, weather, snow etc
  • Discover St Martin de Belleville
  • Saint Martin de Beleville mobile wap source
  • 3 Valleys mobile wap source
  • Vanoise National Park
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