Located in the heart of the French Alps, St Martin de Belleville is a charming village nestled in the Belleville Valley. Situated at an altitude of 1,450 meters, it offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and is part of the famous Three Valleys ski area, the largest connected ski area in the world.
St Martin de Belleville is a true paradise for winter sports enthusiasts, with easy access to over 600 kilometers of ski runs. But it's not just a winter destination, as it also offers a range of outdoor activities during the summer months, including hiking and mountain biking.
As well as an excellent lifestyle investment, properties in Saint-Martin-de-Belleville can be used to generate rental income when not in use. According to AirDNA, properties in the Belleville Valley had an average occupancy rate of 72% in February 2020 and owners who do decide to rent out a new-build property will have the option to recuperate 20% VAT from the property purchase price, providing that certain conditions are met. Our in-house team of experts can help with this application.
In addition, property prices are on the rise in Saint-Martin-de-Belleville with prices increasing by 2.4% between 2018 and 2019. So, when taking into account the forthcoming infrastructure developments and the scarcity of new plots, properties in Saint-Martin-de-Belleville are in a good position for capital appreciation.
As opposed to purpose-built resorts in the Three Valleys, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville has grown organically over the years, making it one of the most charming ski resorts in the French Alps. The authenticity of the village has been carefully preserved by the town hall which has put a strict PLU in place to restrict the amount of constructible land in Saint-Martin-de-Belleville. As a result, new-build properties are a rarity in the resort.
The infrastructure of St-Martin-De-Belleville is well-developed and provides excellent facilities for skiers and property owners.
With access to the Les Trois Vallées ski area, visitors can enjoy over 600 km of slopes and 180 ski lifts. The village has a modern lift system that ensures easy and quick access to the pistes. The ski area also has an extensive network of snowmaking facilities to guarantee skiing throughout the season.
Property owners can benefit from a range of amenities, including quality restaurants, shops, and medical facilities, making it an attractive place to invest in real estate.
Saint-Martin-de-Belleville sets itself apart from other resorts, many of which are built-for-purpose, as it was a simple village first before growing into a lively ski location. Prior to its ski tourism, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville was a mountain farming community linked to 20 or so smaller hamlets. The village has largely remained untouched since the inception of electricity and running water in the 1950s, and thus provides a good look into the real Savoyard culture.
Walking around the narrow cobbled streets feels like taking a step back in time as everything has been so carefully preserved.
St Martin de Belleville is a picturesque village steeped in tradition and rich in culture. With its cobbled streets and charming stone and wood buildings, it has managed to preserve its authentic Savoyard character.
Its inhabitants are proud of their heritage and have maintained their customs and traditions over the years. The village has a strong sense of community and is known for its warm and welcoming atmosphere. Local festivals and events, such as the Fête des Bergers and the Christmas market, provide an opportunity to experience the culture and traditions of the region.
St Martin de Belleville is a true gem in the French Alps, offering visitors a unique and authentic experience.
1 hour 15 mins from Chambéry Airport & 2 hours from Geneva Airport.