St Martin de Belleville

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St Martin de Belleville Ski Resort Review

St. Martin de Belleville is a genuine charming Savoyard village at the bottom of the Vallee de Belleville below the resorts of Val Thorens and Les Menuires.

It is popular with Danish, German and British skiers though it remains a largely French run resort and provides easy access to the extensive Three Valleys ski area.

The social scene is small but relatively lively.

Bars and Clubs in St Martin de Belleville

St. Martin has quite a number of bars for a resort of its size, though no official nightclub. The Joker bar often hosts discotheque nights in the Tardis-like Salle de Fete.
Brewskis – The hub of St. Martin’s nightlife, this British/NZ run pub (and apartments) has events all week from Sumo wrestling and Karaoke to Pillow fighting and hedonistic drinking games. Also has a pool table, Sky TV, Internet Access and a very nice restaurant.
Pourquoi Pas? (The Piano Bar) – Old wine cellar type building, Friendly staff, Karaeoke and rock evenings, chilled out atmosphere.
Le Joker – Tiny Locals bar run by Eric, a Russian with a permanent grin on his face, serves up lethal concoctions of drinks usually consisting of vast amounts of Picon, Gin or Whisky! no official opening or closing times! Pool table and pub games machine.
Yukon (Hotel Le Altitude) – Relaxed family bar atmosphere with Guinness on tap and British staff, pool table, log fire and bar snacks. Karaoke, Pub Quiz, Bar crawl and Movie nights most weeks

Eating Out in St Martin de Belleville

Le Voute – Pizza’s and Steak good value for money, tasty food, a seasonaires favorite!
Le Etoile De Neige More expensive but quite tasty Savoyard Fayre.
Le Eterlou – Reasonably priced average food, handy for the slopes.
Le Alp Hotel – Slow service and boring food, expensive.
L’achenal – limited menu.

Mountain Restaurants

Le Loy (halfway down from 1st lift) – Decent food, decent price, gets the last of the day’s sun.
Le Chardon Blanche (first on left) – Good food, ask for the Genepi Fire extinguisher!
Les Marmottes (just up from sm2 chair) – Popular with tourists, watch out for snowball bombing raids from above chair!