Le Télécabine takes you to higher grounds

Le Télécabine takes you to higher grounds

In Villeurbanne, three kilometres from Lyon city centre, this place is so special that once you find it, you will never want to leave.

Passionate about design, architect Philippe Domas and art director Anthony Comte have brought a 19th-century textile factory back to life as a hotel that challenges hotel industry convention.

Though the industrial design - metal framing, brick, and concrete - proffers a nod to its former life, a large window, opening onto a huge terrace, floods the place with a light and transforms it into a contemporary space. Not to mention its decoration, which is expressed with boldness, elegance and originality.

The establishment is organised around four areas: a large, main 250-sqm loft, of which 80 sqm are dedicated to a high-tech kitchen, and three small 35-sqm lofts that are equipped with every comfort, complemented by office space and a mezzanine. The concierge will take care of your every wish, freeing you of all concerns.

Le Télécabine (which means "cable car" in French) takes its name from the presence of an 'egg' hanging proudly on the terrace, the remains of the famous 'Devil's Gondola' of the Deux Alps ski resort, bought at a charity auction.

Le Télécabine
48 rue des Charmettes
69100 Villeurbanne

+33 (0)7 51 64 71 91 / +33 (0)6 09 87 71 04


Loft room: 120, 160 or 220 EUR per night depending on the time of year, and from 500 EUR per week