La Bouitte (meaning “little house” in the local dialect), started from humble beginnings, being built in the mid-70s by René and Marie-Louis Meilleur as a mountain restaurant catering for skiers and serving hearty local fare such as fondue and raclette. The establishment’s development began in 1984, with the creation of St Martin de Belleville as a ski resort, culminating in the restaurant being awarded its third Michelin star in 2015.
This is truly a family-owned and managed concern: René is now joined in the kitchen by his son Maxime, whose wife Delphine also assists in managing the hotel. In 2005, the small Bela Vya spa was opened, offering traditional Savoyard wellness treatments, inspired by nature, and where guests discover the exclusive Meilleur Nature range of products, made with extract of local alpine plants.
Possibly the most celebrated of La Bouitte’s qualities is its restaurant, with its beautiful traditional Savoyard décor, its welcoming, warm atmosphere (without the preciousness sometimes found in high-end restaurants), and its renowned cuisine, which often uses everyday ingredients and elevates them with a theatrical twist. There is a good selection of set menus and à la carte dishes; the wine list is exceptional.
Ample uncovered parking is available.
La Bouitte offers 15 chalet-style rooms and suites, each bearing a girl’s name; all are very comfortable and individually decorated in traditional rustic-chic Savoyard style with wooden floors and chunky furniture, but with a distinct feminine feel; all are beautifully appointed and offer all contemporary amenities, such as flat-screen satellite TV, telephone, safe, minibar and free wifi.
All rooms and suites have en-suite bath or shower room with WC; most have balcony or terrace. The suites have a lounge, except for the Lucie suite (for 2-4 guests).
All rooms contain a double bed, most of which may be converted to 2 singles. The third bed in the Comfort and Superior rooms and the Junior Suite may be either on a mezzanine accessed via a ladder-staircase (or a sofa bed in a lounge area - Comfort and Superior rooms).
Comfort: for 2-3 guests
Superior: for 2-3 guests
Junior Suite: for 2-4 guests. 'Lucie' Junior Suite for 4 people is on 2 floors and has a bedroom with a double bed and a bedroom with a double bed that may be converted to twins
Chalet de Sophie: for 2-4 guests. Bedroom with king size bed convertible to 2 singles and a double sofa bed in the lounge area
Luxury Suite: for 2-4 guests. Bedroom with double bed convertible to 2 singles; double sofa bed; lounge with fireplace. The 'Augustine' has a bathroom and an additional shower room
Price per person
Children under 10 deduct £100 per stay from the above prices.
Evening meals can be booked separately at the restaurant via the hotel.
Accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis.
Local tourist tax 3.30€/day/person 18+ yrs
Make savings by purchasing a Duo pass (2 pers), Tribu pass (3 pers) or a Family pass (2 adults and 2 (or 3) children under 18yrs). Must be on same booking reference.
Price is unless specified, per person, per week, in £s Sterling, including a Standard Eurotunnel crossing from Folkestone to Calais with a car with Free FlexiPlus upgrade on selected dates on a self-catering basis. A supplement will apply for travel on certain peak dates. Other routes and operators available (including P&O routes from Hull to Zeebrugge or Rotterdam plus Brittany Ferries route from Portsmouth to Caen). Accommodation only deduct £110 for first two adults.
*Free upgrade to FlexiPlus on Eurotunnel
See applicable dates - Please view here for all Eurotunnel & ferry details
In a few words... The 4* residence Les Chalets du Gypse in St Martin de Belleville is ideally located right on the slopes with a wonderful view over Saint Martin de Belleville. The 30 luxury apartments have superb facilities including indoor pool, hot tub, sauna and steam room.
Chalet Lou enjoys a quiet location in the charming, authentically Savoyard hamlet of St Marcel, just 1km from neighbouring St Martin de Belleville, 1.5km from the lifts and ski school and 900m from the nearest piste; the shuttle bus linking with St Martin is just 150m from the chalet.
In a few words... these über-stylish chalets and chalet apartments are beautifully decorated in a contemporary style. All bedrooms are ensuite and both chalets have their own sauna. The resort centre is 300m away and a private shuttle bus service is available to access this and the lifts.
This high quality, recently-built chalet is conveniently situated in a quiet neighbourhood on the edge of St Martin de Belleville. Located next to Chalet Violet, just 100m and over the road from the gondola linking to the 3 Valleys, and from the ski school meeting point and the children's Les Piou Piou nursery.
This high quality, recently built chalet is conveniently situated in a quiet neighbourhood on the edge of St Martin de Belleville. Located next to Chalet Rose, just 100m and over the road from the gondola linking to the 3 Valleys, and from the ski school meeting point and the children's Piou Piou nursery.
In a few words... This south-facing complex of 34 luxury chalets/apartments, opening Christmas 2018, is in an excellent location, just 50m from the gondola and ski school meeting point, and 300m from the resort centre. These beautiful appointed spacious chalets and apartments all have either a wood burner or open fire and most have a private sauna.
In a few words... This charming 3* hotel is in a great location at the bottom of the slopes, a stone's throw from the lift pass office, ski school and ski hire. Rooms have great views of the slopes and mountains. As well as a cosy restaurant, there's a sunny terrace.
Le Chalet Martine enjoys a convenient, yet quiet location just 300m from the lift and ski school meeting point in St Martin de Belleville, and is within just a 3 min walk of the village centre. A private shuttle service to the slopes is available. Totally refurbished to a very high standard in 2015, and offering a wide range of facilities and inclusions, as well as the finest cuisine prepared by a professional French chef, this spacious luxury chalet offers the last word in catered chalet holidays.
Located in the small and pretty hamlet of Saint Marcel, just 1 km above St Martin, the Chalets Saint-Marcel is a group of four recently built detached and semi-detached wood and stone luxury chalets.