Events

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In summer as in winter, Les Menuires and the Belleville Valley vibrate to the rhythm of great musical, sporting and heritage events. Find here the main points of the summer agenda, in which everyone can find something to enjoy.

25 June 2022 - Climbing to Alpine pastures

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Every year, this ancient ritual kicks off the summer season! Starting from Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, the herd of cows and goats cross the various villages of the Vallée des Belleville to reach the Chez Pépé Nicolas mountain pasture 6 km above. On arrival, there will be lunch, music and entertainment in the evening.

26 June 2022 - 1st edition of the Mill and energies Festival

To celebrate National Mill Day, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville is organising an open door day to the Burdin Mill, which dates back to the 17th century, with guided visits and a picnic lunch. Linked to this, you'll also find an exhibition about future energy sources and workshops for children. It's a great way to increase awareness about the activities undertaken in the Vallée des Belleville each day.

Voir the website

1 to 3 July 2022 - Ultra Cycling Tour de la Vanoise

L’Iseran, la Madeleine, la Loze… there are just so many famous cols in this long-distance cycling event which has just obtained the prestigious Trophée Label d’Or 2022 award given by the Fédération Française de Cyclisme (FFC). The course follows roads used in the Tour de France through the heart of the Vanoise massif and its beautiful scenery. With a distance of 320 or 400 km to manage on your own or in a team relay, departure and arrival points are both in Val Thorens. See the website

2 to 4 July 2022 - Enduro 2

This competition is for teams of two and will make a stop in Vallée des Belleville this summer! 300 mountain bikers come from all over the world to participate in different events: 15 timed courses on different terrains, with regular stages planned in Les Menuires and Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, and two special ones in Val Thorens. According to the organisers, it’s “the best place in the world to ride your bike”. See the website

13 July - Péclet Party

A beautiful day with musical entertainment, guinguette games and refreshments in Val Thorens.

14 July - National Day in Les Menuires

July 14th festivities in Les Menuires: street shows, musical entertainment and fireworks in the evening. For more details, see the entertainment programme.

14 July 2022 - Trail des Belleville

A trail with aerial, wild and accessible courses, which will delight lovers of the discipline! See the website

16 and 17 July 2022 - Craft beer festival

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The festival that makes the streets of Saint-Martin-de-Belleville fizz! On the menu: food tastings, a meet-and-greet with passionate brewers and a concert on Saturday evening. As long as it's refreshing!

25 to 29 July 2022 - French Trophy for Young Mountain Bikers

This competition welcomes teams selected by French regional committees, as well as some foreign competitors. The TFJV promotes multidiscipline riding. Every team has eight riders in different categories who each participate in four events on the same bike: Team Relay, Trial, Olympic Cross Country and Individual Descent.

26 July 2022 - Savoy Musical Festivals

With the Stradivaria duo Jocelyne and Daniel Cuiller. The Stradivaria baroque ensemble has been present on the musical scene for many years. For this concert, you will hear the two leaders of the ensemble, in a programme entitled "La Favorite", with music from the 18th century, from Jacques Duphly to Johann Schobert. The meeting point is at 9pm, in the church of Saint-Martin-de-Belleville. Book online

30 July 2022 - The Tougnète climb

Calling all fans of steep slopes! Departing from La Croisette, cyclists will take on the challenge of climbing up Tougnète starting at 1,803m and pedaling up to 2,304m. A steep ascent of about 40 minutes that will test the most seasoned riders with a horrible final with an average incline of 16%. Register online

31 July 2022 - Enduro Kid

The best young mountain bikers in the region compete in Les Menuires for the second round of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes challenge.

2 August - Baroque Festival in Tarentaise

The choice of this ensemble comes from the play El Gran Teatro Del Mundo, written by the Spanish poet Pedro Calderón de la Barca. United by a common artistic ideal, the individualities and temperaments of each musician underline the multiplicity of musical affects, creating a vibrant and dramatic representation of the music in which the eloquence of the discourse of each piece is highlighted. The meeting point is at 8.30 pm at the church of Saint-Martin-de-Belleville. See the website

5 to 7 August 2022 - Val Tho Summit Games

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It's THE fun trail running event this summer ! It's the ideal opportunity to run the summits of Val Thorens using defined routes - with distances of 10, 20 or 42 km - or challenge your family and friends over an obstacle course or a vertical kilometer climb which is set to be a real tester. The event's must-do activity is the Family Fun Walk, a fun and tasty themed walk with food, a panoramic visit by ski lift and other entertainment on offer. Visit the website

11 August - Savoy Musical Festivals

Douai Martin Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Gautier Dooghe. The orchestra celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 2021. During all these years, it has tirelessly enriched the musical life in the Hauts de France and has placed itself among the best chamber orchestras in our country. For the audience of Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, the programme will be a surprise. The meeting point is at 9pm in the church of Saint-Martin-de-Belleville. Book online

14 August - Péclet Party

A beautiful day with musical entertainment, guinguette games and refreshments in Val Thorens.

15 August 2022 - Assumption

The Sanctuary of Notre-Dame-de-la-Vie, a 17th century masterpiece and a listed monument, used to host a major pilgrimage every year on August 15. This tradition continues with an outdoor mass in the morning and a village festival in the afternoon.

20 August 2022 - The Tougnète climb

Calling all fans of steep slopes! Departing from La Croisette, cyclists will take on the challenge of climbing up Tougnète starting at 1,803m and pedaling up to 2,304m. A steep ascent of about 40 minutes that will test the most seasoned riders with a horrible final with an average incline of 16%. Register online

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