The 3 Valleys and the Vallée des Belleville, a treasure trove of adventure in the French Alps

Snow-covered landscapes in winter, lush green mountain pastures in summer, bathed in sunshine and history… In the heart of the Tarentaise region of the French Alps, in the renowned 3 Vallées international ski area, Chez Pépé Nicolas is nestled in the Vallée des Belleville between Les Menuires and Val Thorens.

The story of a Bellevillois heart, between tradition and modernity.

Taking time out in the heart of Belleville

The Vallée des Belleville, the largest of the three valleys, stretches from Villarlurin all the way to Val Thorens, offering an exquisite symphony of diverse activities, from refined gastronomy to exceptional skiing and local history, in summer and winter alike.

Les Belleville, a new commune since 2016, brings together 33 villages in the Belleville valley, including Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, the village resort and administrative heart, as well as the village resorts of Les Menuires and Val Thorens.

Historically, the Vallée des Belleville made its living from livestock farming until the 1960s. Nicolas Jay (Pépé Nicolas), then Mayor of Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, took the initiative to develop tourism in the valley with a development plan that led to the creation of the resorts of Les Menuires and Val Thorens.

Today, the Vallée des Belleville boasts a wide range of atmospheres, combining modernity and tradition. Saint-Martin-de-Belleville is one of Savoie’s ‘authentic mountain villages’, steeped in tradition and typical architecture. Les Menuires and Val Thorens, meanwhile, are modern resorts set in the local landscape.

Your steps will lead you to meet its residents, imbued with the generosity of mountain lovers, dedicated to making your stay in our valley a memorable experience.

After a fine meal in our restaurant, let yourself be enchanted by the maze of picturesque lanes in Saint-Martin, and immerse yourself in the captivating history of the Belleville museum, from 19th-century alpine agriculture to the advent of ‘white gold’. Discover the local shopkeepers, producers and craftsmen, their know-how and their generosity to help you immerse yourself in Savoyard mountain culture.

Bienvenue au coeur de la vallée on the 3 Valleys ski area.

7 legendary ski resorts on the 3 Vallées ski area

Les Trois Vallées, the largest ski area in the world, is home to seven internationally renowned ski resorts: Val Thorens, Les Menuires, Méribel, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, Courchevel, Brides-les-Bains and Orelle.

With over 600 kilometres of pistes, this Alpine sanctuary invites winter sports fans to explore the legendary Tarentaise valleys, including the majestic valleys of Courchevel, Les Allues and Les Belleville, as well as the Maurienne valley with the Orelle valley.

Here’s a quick tour of the different destinations that all link Chez Pépé Nicolas…

Val Thorens

An Alpine jewel par excellence, it is Europe’s most eminent resort, nestling at an altitude of between 2,300 and 3,230 metres. Benefiting from exceptional snow cover, its immaculate slopes offer a wide range of skiing experiences. In this high mountain village, access to the slopes is a universal privilege, embracing the international spirit that drives it.

Les Menuires

Les Menuires stands out as a destination for both summer and winter, offering a holiday experience where conviviality meets mountain sports. With a multitude of residences of different standards, the village resort promises unrivalled diversity, suitable for all activities (skiing, tobogganing, mountain biking, hiking, horse riding, tennis, accrobranche, swimming, ice rink, spa, fishing, cinema, canyoning, etc.), all palates and all budgets.

Méribel and Méribel Mottaret

The international resort of the 3 Vallées, its charming cobbled streets wind between chalets, elegantly combining noble wood and authentic stone. Divided into four distinct districts, the resort boasts Les Allues, Méribel Village, Méribel Centre and Méribel Mottaret, each evoking a unique refinement to meet the most exquisite demands.

Skiers are welcome from the Méribel valley to Chez Pépé Nicolas. Our private shuttle will make your journey from Val Thorens easier – just ask!

Saint-Martin- de-Belleville

Saint-Martin-de-Belleville stands out as the authentic 3 Vallées resort, where magnificence is combined with incomparable intimacy. This village, harmoniously fashioned from exceptional chalets and prestigious flats, epitomises elegance at its best. Its cobbled streets are brimming with ancestral charm, offering a haven where authenticity meets a distinguished art of living. Epicureans will delight in a constellation of gourmet restaurants, celebrating the delights of haute cuisine and the most exquisite flavours.

Courchevel and La Tania

A destination with many facets: family, international, luxurious, bucolic… Made up of six villages, each offering a unique charm depending on their altitude: Courchevel 1300 Le Praz, La Tania, Courchevel 1550 Village, Courchevel 1650 Moriond, Courchevel 1850 and Saint-Bon. Each of these villages embodies an exceptional experience, combining elegance and authenticity for unforgettable holidays in the heart of the French Alps.

Skiers are welcome from the Courchevel valley to Chez Pépé Nicolas. Our private shuttle will make your journey from Val Thorens as easy as possible!

Brides- les-Bains

This enchanting spa village offers a winter getaway combining economy and well-being, nestling at the foot of the prestigious 3 Valleys. Winter sports fans have easy access to the Méribel ski area thanks to the Olympe cable car, located in the heart of this charming village, which takes them to Chez Pépé Nicolas. Our private shuttle will make your journey from Val Thorens and the 3 Vallées as easy as possible.

Orelle and la Maurienne

Nestling in the heart of the majestic Maurienne valley, Orelle is a haven of tranquillity and authenticity within the prestigious 3 Valleys ski area. The 3 Vallées Express gondola takes you to the Val Thorens slopes in just 15 minutes, with an impressive vertical drop of almost 1,500 metres. You can now join Chez Pépé Nicolas. Our private shuttle will make your journey from Val Thorens as easy as possible.

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