The Vallée des Belleville mountain farms are open all summer, come and discover the trades and animals of the farm, and taste some of the farm products from our superb region
Each farm has its own unique history, know-how and they all share the same passion for the local products of this region. At Les Menuires and Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, some producers offer guided tours of their property.
Chez Pépé Nicolas
The mountain farm "Chez Pépé Nicolas" are cheese producers and farmers who have been in business for several generations. They have a lot of animals including goats, cows, donkeys and other farm animals. Access to the farm is free-of-charge every day from 8am to 10pm, and you can buy the cheeses on site. Hand-milking of the goats and cows at around 4pm.
The Ferme des Boyes
Come and explore this mountain chalet with cows and goats, and even witness the milking of the animals at around 5:30pm. This producer of tomme cheese made from cow's milk or goat's milk and other dairy products can be found opposite Bruyères lake car park.
The Ferme de La Trantsa
In the hamlet of Châtelard, the owners of "La Trantsa" invite you to come and explore their sheep farm, and propose tomme cheeses, yoghurts and ricotta made from sheep's milk.
Chèvrerie d'Armand Jay
Accessible from the village of Châtelard (2 km from Saint-Martin-de-Belleville), Armand Jay's goat farm is in the Encombres Valley, near the Gittamelon refuge. Get there by 7 pm to watch the milking of the goats.
Chèvrerie de Villarenger
Just 2 km from Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, in the hamlet of Villarenger, come and explore this goat farm and their wide range of farm cheeses: tommes, ricotta, fresh goat's cheese, as well as yoghurts and goat's milk.
Alpages des Combes
This mountain farm is 8 km from Saint-Jean-de-Belleville after the hamlet of La Sauce, and is the only one in the valley to make and sell the "Beaufort d’alpage" cheese. From 3pm, you can also come and watch the cows being milked.