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La Bouitte Hotel

Saint Marcel/ Saint Martin de Belleville, France
  • Providing a real taste of authentic Savoy life, the charming La Bouitte Hotel has been run by the Meilleur family for over 30 years. Once an eighteenth century farmhouse, this elegant wood and stone chalet offers guests bright, spacious accommodation with cosy rooms – guaranteeing a good night’s sleep. Run by father and son, Rene and Maxime, La Bouittes’ restaurant is a renowned gastronomic draw in Savoy, with a superb menu that has earned the pair two Michelin stars.

    • So individualLa Bouitte
      So individual
    • Comfort room AurélieLa Bouitte
      Comfort room Aurélie
    • Creators of culinary perfectionLa Bouitte
      Creators of culinary perfection
    • Treat your taste budsLa Bouitte
      Treat your taste buds
    • Suite LéonieLa Bouitte
      Suite Léonie
    • The bathroom of Junior suite LucieLa Bouitte
      The bathroom of Junior suite Lucie
    • St Marcel in summerLa Bouitte
      St Marcel in summer
    • Fresh from the pasturesLa Bouitte
      Fresh from the pastures
    • Luxury suite DelphineLa Bouitte
      Luxury suite Delphine
    • Ski the Three Valleys differentlyLa Bouitte
      Ski the Three Valleys differently
    • The wonderful restaurantLa Bouitte
      The wonderful restaurant
    • Comfort room MélanieLa Bouitte
      Comfort room Mélanie
    • Wonderfully atmosphericLa Bouitte
      Wonderfully atmospheric
    • The inviting entranceLa Bouitte
      The inviting entrance
    • Junior suite LucieLa Bouitte
      Junior suite Lucie
    • Tranquil in summer as in winterLa Bouitte
      Tranquil in summer as in winter
    • Holders of Michelin starsLa Bouitte
      Holders of Michelin stars
    • Passionate about foodLa Bouitte
      Passionate about food

    What to love

    What to know

    • A charming, romantic and relaxed hideaway.
    •  Each of the rooms is beautifully designed in a rustic chalet-style with plush warm decor.
    •  Gastronomic restaurant serving traditional Savoy cuisine, run by father and son team, awarded two Michelin stars.
    •  Quaint outdoor terrace area with vegetable garden overlooked by mountains and forest scenery.
    •  Relaxation and spa area featuring baths, sauna, massage service and open air Jacuzzi.
    • Some of the rooms are located in a chalet about 1km from the main hotel but closer  to the skiing, with the hotel providing a shuttle service between the accommodation and the restaurant / spa.
    • Staff offer a shuttle service to and from the slopes.
    • Restaurant menu prices start at 90 euros for a three-course meal.
    • Family run accommodation and restaurant with very personable service.
    • Rooms can be fully booked up to a year in advance during peak seasons.

    About this property

    • Started from humble beginnings, the family owned venture of La Bouitte began life solely as a traditional Savoy restaurant. Since then it has taken just 30 years of existence for this former eighteenth century farmhouse to develop into a charming hotel resort that attracts guests from every corner of the world.   

      Located in beautiful Saint Marcel, a hamlet of the quaint Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, the resort offers guests the unprecedented skiing opportunities of the Three Valleys area, but remains a region of the French Alps that has retained its traditional French character. La Bouitte transcends this traditional essence of the region; its quaint wood and stone chalet design emulating the idyllic alpine surroundings.

      La Bouitte’s interior echoes the serene ambience of its Savoy location. The spacious rooms feature warm pine flooring and timber paneling overhead. Each room’s plush, warm décor is a delight to return to after a day exploring the slopes and the thick, comfortable bedding ensures an undisturbed night’s rest.

      La Bouitte’s restaurant has been awarded two Michelin stars in recent years; renowned locally for its style and class, it has no trouble attracting visitors of its own accord. With a kitchen run by the immaculate father and son combination of Rene and Maxime Meilleur, the pair has constructed a menu of classic French dishes and innovative gourmet cuisine from locally sourced ingredients. You won’t find anything within the local perimeter that can compare.

      For some after dinner entertainment, La Bouittes’ grounds feature an enchanting lounge area, as well as an outdoor terrace and vegetable garden which is a wonderful space nestled amongst the trees, overlooked by the serene alpine forest and mountain scenery. For those looking to unwind, the hotel’s wellbeing centre consists of a sauna, baths, outdoor Jacuzzi and treatments available to be booked.


    • The accommodation below is located in the main La Bouitte Hotel in St Marcel.  The hotel offers a shuttle service to and from the slopes.  There are 10 bedrooms and suites between 35 and 50 m2, equipped with flat screen satellite televisions, safes, mini bars, separate WC, phone and free WI-FI.  Some have an open fire place, a wine cellar and a balcony.

      Anais Junior Suite:  Decorated in typical chalet style.  It comprises of a double bedroom, living room with fireplace and a further bedroom for 2 people on a mezzanine with its own bath.  There is also a separate bathroom with bath and shower.

      The Anais Junior Suite can interconnect to the Emilie if required to provide a 3 bedroom chalet apartment.

      Emilie Double Deluxe: Standard chalet-style room for up to 3 people. A room with one double bed and one single bed. Bathroom with bathtub.

      Aurélie Comfort Bedroom: chalet-style double bedroom with a double or twin beds. South West Balcony, bathroom with bath.

      Angéline Comfort Bedroom: chalet-style double bedroom with a double bed. South West Balcony, bathroom with bath.

      Léonie Suite Luxe with fireplace: chalet style suite style chalet with a double bed. The bathroom is equipped with a large shower and separate toilet. The living room has a fireplace and a south-east facing balcony.

      Lucie Suite Luxe: chalet style suite with double room with twin beds and a room on the mezzanine. There is bathroom with a bath and separate toilet and another shower and toilet on the mezzanine level.

      Léa Comfort Bedroom: chalet style double bedroom with a double or twin beds. South West Balcony, bathroom with shower.

      Sophie Double Deluxe: chalet-style rooms for up to 4 persons. Bedroom with 1 double bed and another room with 1 single bed, a living room with sofabed. Bathroom with shower, amenities: TV, phone, minibar and free Wi-Fi. The room is about 200m from the restaurant and spa and on the ground floor.

      The accommodation below is in Saint Martin de Belleville.  Amenities include: TV, phone, minibar and free Wi-Fi.  The hotel offers a shuttle service from the accommodation in St Martin to the restaurant and spa at La Bouitte.

      Chalet of La Bouitte: 3 bedrooms with one en-suite bathroom. There is a shower room for the 2 other bedrooms. One large living room with fireplace and a south east facing terrace. The Chalet of La Bouitte is situated at Saint Martin de Belleville, 1.5 km from the restaurant and spa at La Bouitte. The slopes are just next to this Chalet.

      Mélanie Comfort Bedroom: chalet-style bedroom with double or twin beds. Bathroom with shower, East facing Balcony. Situated 1 km from La Bouitte hotel (restaurant and spa) in the old village of Saint Martin de Belleville, by the ski lift.

      Delphine Junior Suite: Chalet-style suite with a bedroom with a double or twin beds, Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and a living room with a wine cellar. This suite is about 1 km from La Bouitte hotel (restaurant and spa) in the old village of Saint Martin de Belleville, by the ski lift.


      All double rooms can take an extra bed for 1 child.  All junior suites and La Bouitte Chalet can take up to 2 extra beds for 2 children.


    • Children are very welcome although there are no specific childcare facilities.

      All double rooms can take an extra bed for 1 child.  All junior suites and La Bouitte Chalet can take up to 2 extra beds for 2 children.

      • Restaurant La Bouitte: Father and son duo René & Maxime Meilleur compliment each other in the kitchen and are constantly striving for the best. They use wholesome, local products and freshly gathered herbs to help their culinary skills better further. The gastronomy experience at La Bouitte is a fundemental part of your stay. You’ll never taste the same dish twice at La Bouitte.  The restaurant has been awarded two Michelin stars.
      • The spa consists of a relaxation area, a sauna, baths, outdoor Jacuzzi, massage service and other treatments available to be booked.
      • There is also a breakfast room/ tea room with fireplace and an outdoor terrace, nestled amongst the trees offering stunning mountainside views.
      • There is a complimentary shuttle service to the skiing at St Martin de Belleville which is 3 minutes or 1km away.
      • Cookery School: A summer school open to everyone with the experts teaching their skills and passing on their know-how. It’s the pleasant challenge that René and Maxime Meilleur accept, each year for a few weeks in summer.
    • Cooking school: Chefs Rene and Maxime Meilleur offer cookery classes to guests; learn to make some of the fantastic French cuisine served in a two starred Michelin restaurant.

      Mountain trails: Once you’ve mastered skiing, why not tackle the mountains by foot? Mountain guides can be booked from the Saint Martin de Belleville resort.

      Arts and crafts: A culture and heritage workshop in nearby Les Menuires offers sculpture, silk painting and plastic arts classes.

      Conquer the slopes: Belleville Guides’ Office offers a huge range of on piste activities, including mountain climbing, glacier walking and hiking.

      Buggy and quads: For a more unusual way to explore the dynamic resort, buggies, quad bikes and motorbikes can be booked from the resort’s Guides’ Office.

    • When to travel

      La Bouitte is open from 8th December 2012 to 28th April 2013 and from 29th June to 1st September 2013.

      La Bouitte is great for the winter season: Alpine, Nordic and off-piste ski-ing are all available in the Three Valleys, the most vast ski domain in the world, with its 200 lifts, 330 slopes, 600 km of prepared slopes. Early December through April offer the best skiing.

      Alternatively, the summer months offer beautiful backdrops for hiking and exploring on foot, head over from June through September.

      Location and Directions

      La Bouitte with its spa and restaurant is situated in Saint Marcel, a pretty hamlet of Saint Martin de Belleville and just three minutes up the road.  Some of the accommodation is located In Saint Marcel whilst others are situated 1.5km away in Saint Martin de Belleville.  The accommodation in Saint Martin de Belleville is located next to the piste or lifts, with the hotel shuttle running between the accommodation and the restaurant/spa.  For those located in Saint Marcel, staff offer a shuttle service to and from the slopes.

      How to get there:

      Scheduled flights are available to Geneva through British Airways, Easyjet and Swiss. Private or shared transfers can then be arranged for the 2 hour 15 mins journey to Saint Marcel/ St Martin de Belleville.


  • Please contact us on +44(0)1753 463 400 if you would like a bespoke quote.