Dining is St Martin

Saint Martin has a good range of restaurants and grocery shops considering its small size, and especially does well for itself in terms of specialty shops.

Alternatively, another great option is Huski's meal delivery service. Order online in advance and get oven- or microwave-ready meals, drinks and grocery items delivered to your door. There are dishes to suit every diet including vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free, and you can order them separately or in menu packages for one, three, or six nights.

St Martin de Belleville Mountain Restaurants.

There are dozens of mountain restaurants in the Three Valleys of course (see the entries for Courchevel, La Tania, Les Menuires, Meribel and Val Thorens for more examples!) but three are local to St-Martin-de-Belleville.

Chalet La Loy (+33 (0)4 79 08 92 72; lesmenuires.com) on the Piste du Biolley has a homely menu and is located in a pretty location close to the old church of Notre Dame de la Vie. Le Corbeleys restaurant (+33 (0)4 79 08 95 31) at the top of the Saint Martin gondola also has a good choice of homemade favourites and Le Chardon Bleu (+33 (0)4 79 08 95 36) once again offers a good range of tasty mountain meals to provide a filling lunch.

Restaurants in St Martin de Belleville

You won’t go hungry or run out of choice in St Martin despite its relatively small scale and compact centre.

If you just want a quick crepe or other snack meal Le Billig (+33 (0)6 62 41 20 98) does the job nicely, and La Voûte (+33 (0)4 79 08 91 48) is great for Italian.

Most of the restaurants provide all the mountain food favourites including tartiflette, fondue or raclette, usually with a bit of a twist according to the particular chef’s taste, and normally with locally sourced ingredients as a matter of course for decades, rather than a recent gesture towards fighting food miles. The restaurant in the Lachenal is typical, while La Bouitte (Saint Marcel: +33 (0)4 79 08 96 77;la-bouitte.com) endeavours to be the best in resort with a gastronomic menu that has been awarded two Michelin stars.

Grocery Shops

St Martin fits the bill of a traditional French village with proper village shops, and you can easily spend 20 minutes each day collecting your groceries fresh from each of the village food shops, just like the good old days! Au Coin des Producteurs (+33 (0)4 79 08 90 94) has a good choice of regional foods while the Boucherie Borrel Eybord (+33 (0)4 79 08 96 32) is the local meat supplier, also offering ready-made meals. The Epicerie 8 à Huit (+33 (0)4 79 08 96 27) does a good deli range, while for baked goods try the Patisserie La Rissole (+33 (0)4 79 08 91 72). Any other grocery needs should be available in the small Supérette Proxi des Grangeraies supermarket (+33 (0)4 79 09 03 32). In addition there’s a kind of weekly market (food tasting) on Wednesday afternoons each week.