”Unpretentious yet so very, very French - there's a combination you don't see every day. La Bouitte's Michelin stars twinkle brightly over the tiny hamlet of St Marcel"

The gourmet guide to Les 3 Valléess, The Observer, March 2012


Although St Martin has a reputation as a typical, quiet French ski area in the evenings, there are in fact more than 20 bars and restaurants in the village. It’s very easy to while the evening away with a few glasses of wine in a traditional French bar. A large number of international guests help keep the resort quite lively most evenings, especially if you head to one of the busier bars. 

In the 'livelier' category, the evening usually kicks off slopeside in Le Dahlia at the bottom of the pistes with le Joker and L'Eterlou proving popular later on. The Pourquoi Pas piano bar is the place to go for ambience, real log-fire provide and cosy surroundings… and there’s live weekly.


Eating is a highly social affair in France, and well-practiced during and after each day’s activity. There’s something for all tastes and budgets; whether you’re looking for a quick stop to re-fuel or a full-on gastronomique experience.

We’re fortunate to have the renowned La Bouitte restaurant right here in Saint Marcel; this together with the variety of options in and around Saint Martin de Belleville means you’ll be spoilt for choice. Favourites in the village include:

Mountain restaurants worth a mention:


If you’re a group enjoying the entire house for a week or two, you may want to consider giving your appointed cook(s) a night-off… we can organise your meal to be prepared for you to enjoy in the comfort of The Stone Shed. Menus and costs vary to suit your requirements; contact us to discuss details.