Story and values

Pépé Nicolas was the mayor of St-Martin-de-Belleville village in the 60's. In summer, he went up to the mountain pastures for his cows and goats where the restaurant Chez Pépé Nicolas is today (Val Thorens). And in winter, his cows and goats rest in the stable in Saint Martin de Belleville. One of his daughters, Ginette was born in the stable.
At the end of the 90s, one of Ginette son Eric Suchet, ski patroller, mountain farmer and cheese producer in Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, inherited the family stable in the center of the village. With heart and energy, he transformed it into a restaurant and surrounded himself with a team of enthusiasts for local products and fine cuisine.

Since 2015, the grand grand-son of Pépé Nicolas, Valentin Suchet has brought a fresh touch to the family house. While keeping in his heart the agricultural fiber that he puts into practice every summer in his mountain pasture and restaurant Chez Pépé Nicolas at an altitude of 1900m as well as the generosity, which has become the value of the house.

Le décor unique du Montagnard raconte l’histoire de sa famille et du village de Saint Martin, d’hier et d’aujourd’hui entre ardoises et pierres de montagne. Traditions locales et fantaisies culinaires s’entremêlent pour vous offrir le meilleur des saveurs

Le Montagnard privilégie un accueil et un service de qualité avec toujours le goût du partage et de la convivialité !

Le Montagnard menu

For winter 2021-2022, Le Montagnard restaurant is offering a menu combining local products revised and seasoned with imagination and innovation. A light and floral touch is to find on the sunny terraces ... Share our unique dishes with either friends or family: montagnard board with local bacon, fish or meat casseroles, foie gras terrine, lamb and sweet potatoes, trout filet, grilled piece of beef, vegetarian and vegan soup or salad, burger, raclette, fondue, dry local cheeses or fine apple pies, hazelnuts shortbread, ... Find out how we rearrange traditional mountain dishes into delicate specialties.
At le Montagnard restaurant, we choose to have an exceptional terroir wine list. We work with white and red wines from Savoie and Bugey areas (Mondeuse, Chignin Bergeron), Bordeaux, Bourgogne and Beaujolais best selection wines (Pic St Loup, Crozes-Hermitage, Sancerre, Saint Emilion, Pessac Léognan, Nuits Saint Georges, Chablis, Pommard, Vosne-Romanée, Echeveaux Grand Cru, ...), as well as premier cru sparkling wines ...

Adrien Morlet, our chef and his squad team, Karen Vucher, our room manager, Geraldine, our head waiter, Lucie & Valentin Suchet, the managers, and Magali Suchet, our decorator, are welcoming you all year long. We are at your service so that you have the best possible experience in the heart of the 3 Vallees.

Le Montagnard restaurant in pictures

To discover the history of a valley, of a family, the love of products and the conviviality of the place, nothing beats a foretaste in pictures ... We make every effort to ensure a quality welcoming and a unique tasting experience at all times. We have a large sunny terrace facing the Cochet mountain, the Peclet summit and the Masse summit, emblematic peaks of the Belleville valley, in the 3 Vallees ski area. Inside the restaurant, our dining room is tastefully decorated combining traditional style of a mountain stable and contemporary materials, fabrics and tableware.
The food dishes of the Montagnard are also worth the detour: the chef Adrien Morlet and his squad work very hard on the plates setting. Each plate is like an art picture mixing colors and flavors. We work with local producers, farmers and market gardeners who have the same environment issues and convictions as us. 

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