THE LOWDOWN

“For powder snow, high-class après-ski and lodgings at a price that won't steam up your goggles, try the big resorts' little sister…”

Article featuring St-Martin-de-Belleville, The Observer, November 2012

 

Our full address is:
The Stone Shed
Lieu-dit St Marcel
73440 St Martin de Belleville

France                                 


Pinpoint St Marcel using this Google Map Link

 

To make the most of your stay, we highly recommend access to a car. Whilst there are free shuttle buses from St Marcel to ski lifts to St Martin & Les Menuires – it’s worth checking the timetable here to see if these are suitable for your ski programme.

The Stone Shed is well served by the following transport links:

Air – Chambery airport is just 100km away, just over 1 hour transfer time. Other airports serving the resort are Grenoble, Geneva and Lyon - all around 2 hours drive & offering low-cost airline routes from many UK and other European airports.

Train – The fantastic TGV (Train de Grand Vitesse) serves the town of Moûtiers, just 25km from The Stone Shed.  The Eurostar also operates a direct service (Saturday arrival and departure) between London-St-Pancras and Moûtiers.

Road – The excellent French autoroute network brings you via the A43 to Albertville. Exit at Albertville, take the road to Moûtiers (25 km) then exit 40 towards Vallée de Belleville. Climb to the village of Saint-Martin-de-Belleville and then the next hamlet of Saint Marcel. Total driving time from Calais, or other ports of Northern France, is approximately 8.5 hours.

Transfers – If you need transport from the airport, there are plenty of options from scheduled buses that will get you to the nearest resort drop-point… to private transfer companies that will bring you right to the front door. Here are details of those we’ve personally experienced:

Ben's Buses offer airport transfers to Saint-Martin-de-Belleville. It’s an affordable option for individuals or couples and you can book online.

The small, local company of Mountain Express operate a fleet of comfortable mini-vans for private hire. This is a sensible option for groups of 6 or more arriving on the same flight or train – as it becomes cost-effective and there’s no waiting around for others.
Altibus have a range of services between the Airports, Moûtiers train station and the resort.