Le Collatéral

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—Honored as one of the top 15 “best art hotels in the world,” this former medieval church has become a hybrid space for artists and creative spirits.

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    Rooms 4 /Architecture Philippe Schiepan /Interior Design Philippe Schiepan /The Original Philippe Schiepan

    Like the portrait miniatures of François Dumont and Nicholas Hilliard or the subtle curves of Auguste Rodin’s “Small Torso of Iris”, the four-room Le Collatéral is a tiny triumph, a minute masterpiece with sweeping views across the French rooftops of Arles that has become a creative sanctuary filled with art and design. The grandeur here is created not by sheer size and volume but by art-filled open public spaces that encourage encounters and the sharing of perspectives. The curator, architect, designer, and grand visionary behind Le Collatéral is Philippe Schiepan who, along with his wife Anne-Laurence Schiepan, bought this 1,000-square-meter former church, which features elements dating back to the 6th century. Through a sheer desire to inspire and immerse guests in a world of commissioned artwork set against bare concrete and brick, metal and wooden staircases, and geometric-shaped furniture and features, Schiepan transformed the structure into a hybrid space that frequently hosts exhibitions, workshops, and artist-in-residence programs. Inspired by Arles and the UNESCO-heritage landscapes of the Camargue, the hotel is bathed in ochre, gray, blue, and gold—the colors of the salt, reeds, water, and sand that define this magical area of France. Wood beams, meanwhile, adorn the structure in a style reminiscent of area huts, with textures formed from stone, wood, and metal. A salon; a library; an organic breakfast that is itself a delcious work of art; and a terrace with views of Arles further serve as a contrast to the hotel’s four rooms, which are cozy, Zen-like retreats. As Philippe Schiepan perfectly puts it, “People like being in a piece of art and yet, at the same time, feel that everything is very natural and comfortable, that it is easy to be inspired and to live.”

    Nearest Airport
    MRS - Marseille Provence Airport
    Food & Drink
    Breakfast: local and organic food
    Spa & Recreation
    Library
    Internet
    Complimentary WiFi
    Art on Display
    Curated artworks and sculptural lighting pieces

    Rooms & Suites

    The four rooms range between 40 and 55 square meters and all boast a sitting room and a king-size bed, while some are available with twin beds instead of kings. All rooms play host to a bathtub and a shower, apart from the 40-square-meter A Room, which features a shower. The 47-square-meter B Room and the 55-square-meter B and C Rooms both span two floors, and the S Room, at 40 square meters, is home to a private patio.

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    Interior Design

    More than a hotel, Le Collatéral is literally an ongoing performance. Here, artworks and sculptural lighting pieces fill the building.

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    Architecture

    Dating to the 6th century with “new” elements added in the 18th century, the structure that houses Le Collatéral has had many incantations, from church to cabaret to furniture store to its life now as a fully immersive gallery and hotel.

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    Architecture

    Dating to the 6th century with “new” elements added in the 18th century, the structure that houses Le Collatéral has had many incantations, from church to cabaret to furniture store to its life now as a fully immersive gallery and hotel.

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    Interior Design

    More than a hotel, Le Collatéral is literally an ongoing performance. Here, artworks and sculptural lighting pieces fill the building.

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    Made by Originals

    PHILIPPE SCHIEPAN

    Anne-Laurence Schiepan describes her husband’s reaction to the medieval church that would become Le Collatéral this way: “His thoughts were, ‘This is for us!’ My thoughts were, ‘He is crazy’.” But Philippe Schiepan has long been a renegade who sees potential where others only see ruin or chaos. From the first experimental private television channel in France, which he started in the 1980s, to his role as an Internet entrepreneur in the 1990s, as a scenographer of innovative and digital spaces in the 2000s, and more recently as a collaborator with the Galeries Lafayette Group on a 3D project exploring “digital doubles”, a common thread emerges—Schiepan’s work with images, light, space, and real or virtual representations. Most recently, Le Collatéral has earned Schiepan recognition as an influential designer and artist.

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    Le Collatéral

    20 Place Joseph Patrat
    Arles,
    France

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