|Former INSEE code||74245|
|Incorporation||January 1, 2017|
Saint-Martin-Bellevue is located at Annecy (air line). The village extends in a panoramic position on a hill north of the Annecy basin in the Alpine foothills, between the valleys of Viéran in the west and Fillière in the east, in the Genevois ., about seven kilometers north of the city of
The area extends along the Fillière , a right tributary of the Fier . It flows here in an open valley parallel to the edge of the Alps from north to south. From the course of the river, the area extends westward to Mont-Saint-Martin ( ), an elongated height also oriented in a north-south direction. This in turn is bounded in the west by the Viéran valley system , another right tributary of the Fier. At the height of Saint-Martin the ground reaches far to the north and reaches almost as far as Villy-le-Pelloux, near which the highest point of Saint-Martin-Bellevue is reached at .
There are also various hamlet settlements and farms in the surrounding area, including:
- Mercier ( ) on the western slope of the Fillière valley at the foot of Mont-Saint-Martin
- Chez Chenal ( ) at the height of Mont-Saint-Martin
- Les Diacquenods ( ) on the main road in the Viéran valley
- Gorgy ( ) at the height south of Cuvat
- Les Chapalliers ( ) north of the village
- Villaret ( ) in the Viéran valley
- Chez Peccoud ( ) in the Viéran valley
Neighboring towns to Saint-Martin-Bellevue are Allonzier-la-Caille and Villy-le-Pelloux in the north, Charvonnex , Les Ollières and Villaz in the east, Argonay and Pringy in the south and Cuvat in the west.
The area of Saint-Martin-Bellevue was already settled during Roman times because the road from Boutae (Roman Annecy) to Genava (Geneva) passed here. The place was first mentioned in a document in 867, when King Lothar of Lorraine gave the area to his wife Theutberga. In the Middle Ages the place was called Mont-Saint-Martin , later Saint-Martin-en-Genevois . The current name of Saint-Martin-Bellevue was not introduced until 1923 .
With effect from January 1, 2017, the former municipalities of Aviernoz , Évires , Les Ollières , Saint-Martin-Bellevue and Thorens-Glières were merged to form Commune nouvelle Fillière. It was part of the Arrondissement of Annecy and the canton of Annecy-le-Vieux .
The village church received its present form in the 18th century; it has a baroque altar . In the old town center, numerous houses in the typical Savoyard style have been preserved.
Since the beginning of the 1960s, thanks to the beautiful residential area and the proximity to Annecy, a marked increase in population has been recorded. In the past four decades, the population has quadrupled. Numerous single-family houses were built outside the old town center.
Economy and Infrastructure
For a long time, Saint-Martin-Bellevue was predominantly an agricultural village. Today there are various small and medium-sized businesses. Several small industrial parks have developed near the main road over the past few decades. Many workers are also commuters who work in the Annecy area.
The place is well developed in terms of traffic. Although it is off the main roads, it is easily accessible from the main roads N201 (Annecy-Saint-Julien-en-Genevois) and N203 (Annecy-La Roche-sur-Foron). Further road connections exist with Argonay, Villaz, Les Ollières, Charvonnex, Villy-le-Pelloux and Cuvat. The closest connection to the A41 motorway is around five kilometers away. Saint-Martin-Bellevue has a train station (in the district of Mercier) on the Aix-les-Bains – Annemasse line .