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Le Collatéral

Le Collateral S01 in Arles
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Honored as one of the top 15 art hotels in the world, this former medieval church has become a hybrid space for artists and creative spirits.

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Architecture Philippe Schiepan

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Architecture Philippe Schiepan

When asked what method he applied in the creation of Le Collatéral, Philippe Schiepan replied, “No method. Just feeling.”

Indeed, through its use of metal and cement, its soap and oil for the walls, its spacious volumes that also manage to create intimacy, the sixth-century structure is more like a sculpture and conversation piece than a hotel that has been classically refurbished.

Interior design Philippe Schiepan

The rooms are filled with furniture designed in a modern-craft style as well as massive oak and Japanese-style tubs.

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.

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The Originals Philippe Schiepan

“The art creates pure emotion and, thus, memories. It’s very difficult to put words to these emotions. It’s silence and awe.”

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Art & Culture Art and indulgence

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Art & Culture Art and indulgence

The public spaces are overflowing with specially commissioned installations by American artist Reeve Schumacher...

and Erick Helaine (who has worked with James Turrell), while digital art, photos, and drawings abound.

Offbeat Destinations In Van Gogh's shadow

A postmodern city linking past and future, Arles is an inspiring setting for creators of all kinds.

Van Gogh’s bright color palette was inspired by the city’s abundance of sunlight. Not to be missed are Les Arènes, a preserved Roman coliseum where gladiators once combated; the Foundation Vincent Van Gogh, located in a 15th-century manor; and LUMA Arles, an experimental new institution dedicated to contemporary arts and culture set in the Parc des Ateliers.

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This hotel is featured in New Perspectives: The Design Hotels Book Edition 2020.

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Arles

Le Collatéral
20 Place Joseph Patrat
Arles
France

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