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At the entrance to the Belleville Valley, the resort is made up of 11 hamlets and is located just a few minutes from the ski resorts of Saint-Martin-de-Belleville and Les Menuires.
You’ll find little gems throughout that bear witness to the location’s unspoilt rural heritage – the mountain pasture hamlet of La Sauce, where herds of Tarine graze in summer is just one of many.
“Three villages and a mountain refuge on your way to Plan Lombardie”
Setting off from the hamlet of La Flachère, this is a relatively short circular route.
It will take you through the magnificent hamlets of Deux-Nants and La Sauce, two peaceful havens with a bucolic atmosphere, stone and wooden chalets surrounded by pretty flowers, streams and Alpine pastures in which Tarine and Abondance cows graze. Though relatively steep-sided, this circuit still offers pretty views of MontBlanc, Les Encombres Valley and the Cheval Noir summit (2,832m) when you get toPlan Lombardie. Enjoy a well-earned sweet or savoury treatin thebeautiful mountain refuge. Just 15 minutes from La Sauce, explore Les Combes mountain pasture where cheese is made and sold on site.
Vertical climb: 460m
Difficulty: Very easy
Start: Hameau de la Flachère
Signage: Plan Lombardie
This is theperfect environment for hiking through forests and Alpine pastures, with no fewer than fifteen itineraries in total. Le Cheval Noir andCrève-Tête are the Belleville Valley’s unmissable summits.
If you’re looking for more of an easy, family walk, set off from La Flachère to explore the hamlets of Deux-Nants and La Sauce, boasting enchanting, bucolic settings. The Plan Lombardie mountain refuge is just a few minutes away and willdelight anybody feeling a bit peckish with homemade cooking and local tartlets, a real post-exercise reward!
The Belleville Valley’s rich heritage invites you to take a culture-filled break: Saint-Martin museum, the Notre-Dame-de-la-Vie Baroque sanctuary (a former pilgrimage destination in Savoie), Notre-Dame-des-Grâces chapel,Burdin mill andthe Mélifera Bee Museum. You can also take part in aguided tours to explore the village of Saint-Martin-de-Belleville by torchlight.
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