• The Lodge

    Paradis by CharlElie Couture

A lodge completely inspired by CharlElie’s world, with raw and noble materials in shades of gray. A whole wall painted white to give free rein to the artist to write with his hand his poetic prose inspired by this place that speaks to him.
As in all lodges, you can relax in a king size bed, enjoy a shaded patio of 25m2 sheltering a jacuzzi heated all year to enjoy colors and smells of the forest. Your lodge has separated WC and a spacious bathroom with walk-in shower.

A lodge completely inspired by CharlElie’s world, with raw and noble materials in shades of gray. A whole wall painted white to give free rein to the artist to write with his hand his poetic prose inspired by this place that speaks to him.
As in all lodges, you can relax in a king size bed, enjoy a shaded patio of 25m2 sheltering a jacuzzi heated all year to enjoy colors and smells of the forest. Your lodge has separated WC and a spacious bathroom with walk-in shower.

  • Design, brightness and openness

    • Architecte : Isabelle Poulain
    • Construction and Cladding : Rémi Becherel - Nid Perché
    • Stairs : Laurent Garreau - Le Terrier

    “Light, osmosis with the forest, transparency, space” inspired the design of our 18 lodges. Built on stilts, from wood species present in the surrounding forest – douglas, chestnut, oak – our lodges are real, warm and cosy suites. Their large windows and open terraces, equipped with a private spa, promote an harmonious dialogue between the interiors and the forest. And for the final touch, each lodge has been designed by a contemporary artist.


  • Equipements

    • King size bed
    • Mini bar
    • Heating system
    • Double basin
    • Standing Mirror
    • Walk-in shower
    • Hospitality products
    • Indoor dining area
    • Outdoor dining area
    • Towels & Bathrobes
    • Separate toilets
    • Outdoor furniture
    • Hair dryer
    • Safety deposit box
    • Cloakroom with walk-in closet
    • Walkie-Talkie
    • Ecological wooden speaker
    • Flashlight
    • Kettle
    • Fresh herbs for infusions
    • Espresso machine
    • Jacuzzi

A relaxing Soak

Alone in the world… Slip into hot, enveloping water directly on your terrace, whenever you wish. A timeless moment of intimacy and relaxation.

Digital Detox

To optimize your immersion in nature and to wake your senses, we have deliberately chosen not to include Wifi and TV in our lodges.
You will nevertheless find:
  • a walkie-talkie in your room, connected to the reception, for all your requests
  • a free WiFi connection and a large screen in the common areas of the hotel
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Walk or not

Walking is the best way to get around and explore our forest and the woods that surround it (the W.H.O recommends 10,000 steps a day to be healthier!). However, electric carts are provided for ease of travel, in case of necessity or a momentary lack of energy… here everything is allowed.

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Interactive map
Click on the dots on the right to discover our 18 lodges, works of art, swimming pool and much more
Lodge 1 "O'Plumes" by Charlotte Perrot
The softness and subtlety of feathers, an ode to feminity
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Lodge 2 "Lost Lodge" by Aurèle
A shelter for Aurele's Lost Dog
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Lodge 3 "T(h)rees" by Zou
Three, 3 trees, 3 canvas speaking of trees, T(h)rees... an evidence
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Lodge 4 "Kabine" by Kosmos
Coming inside Kabine is a real journey...
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Lodge 5 "JungOne" by JonOne
When the urban graffiti artist meets the forest
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Lodge 6 "Nude" by Gilles Ballini
The strength and power of Earth's elements
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Lodge 7 "Houppelandes" by Elisabeth Riou
Travel through time and around the globe
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Lodge 8 "Picto Heaven" by Pierre Marie Lejeune
From washed blue to indigo blue, a journey to the heart of color so dear to Pierre Marie Lejeune, sculptor
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Lodge 9 "Moodywood" by Cédric Marcillac
A Hollywood worthy score in the heart of the forest
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Lodge 10 "Yellow Shelter" by Aurèle
International Aurele Yellow
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Lodge 11 "Lucien" Hommage Serge Gainsbourg
A tribute to the great Serge Gainsbourg
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Lodge 12 "Uzume" by Jacques Bosser
Black and white chic recreated by Jacques Bosser and his talent
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Lodge 13 "Les Ailes du Désir" by Michel Audiard
Will an angel renounce its celestial standing ?
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Lodge 14 "Paradis" by CharlElie Couture
"Adam et Rêve" paradise by CharlElie Couture
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Lodge 15 "Sixtie's" by Anne-Caroline Frey
With Mick Jagger, Polnareff or Sylvie Vartan as roommates
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Lodge 16 "Via Nilo" by Philippe Borderieux
The subtlety of the painter's palette
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Lodge 17 "Efflorescences" by Cédric Porchez
A special lodge, probably the most romantic one
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Lodge 18 "Essentielle" by Tara
Recharge in a lyrical forest bath
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La Femme Loire
by Michel Audiard
Lost Dog
by Aurèle
Arboretum
Around the farmhouse is an arboretum of the 21 protective trees of the Druids. Some were planted recently, others have been there for tens or even hundreds of years. At the foot of each species is a sign explaining the characteristics of these natives...
Mr. le Chêne
We call him Monsieur because he is our ancestor, he was there long before us and will be there long after us. Nearly 200 years old, Mr le Chêne is the very example of strength, wisdom... he takes his time. Go and recharge your batteries under its coal-bearing branches, it is benevolent and discreet but will inspire you
Car park
The car park is reserved for hotel guests. It has charging stations for electric cars, as well as a Porsche terminal. A disabled space is reserved for people with reduced mobility, near the reception
Greenhouse
Our greenhouse is home to many small seedlings of druid-protecting trees. If you want to buy one to take with you and plant it, in your garden or somewhere in a forest, to meet it and watch it grow, they are on sale at the concept store, along with books on their history.
Red berries garden
The Green Room
Meeting room for seminars, creative sylvotherapy room, relaxation or yoga room, the green room welcomes groups. It has all the cutting-edge technology for videoconferencing, projection, etc. Its capacity is 18-20 people in normal layout, up to 35 in “theater” layout.
Aromatics courtyard
Confined space in the inner courtyard, furnished with armchairs and sofas, this space is open to you at all times. Do not hesitate to ask yourself a few minutes and breathe the scents of the plants. Our chefs and bartender come here to sample the aromatic herbs for the dishes and drinks of the day.
Left luggage
Reception / Concept store
Our concept store dedicated to nature and art offers you a selection of products, which varies regularly according to the news of the place. You will always find works of art by our artists, a selection of beautiful books and novels, but also our exclusive essential oils, made from essences present in the forest.
Lounge bar
A warm space where it is good to cool off in summer or meet in front of the fireplace in winter. In this comfortable space you can consult artistic magazines, books on trees, forests, nature, artists, drink a cold beer, a detox fruit juice, a glass of cocktail wine, an infusion of fresh herbs from the garden… You have free Wifi and a large screen TV which will of course broadcast major sporting events, but also reports on our artists, trees, nature in general
Restaurant
Our Ardent restaurant welcomes you on the terrace or inside for your lunches from Friday to Sunday and for your dinners from Thursday to Sunday. All the à la carte products come from the forest, our vegetable garden or local producers with recognized know-how. Immersed in the world of the forest, the spirit of its cuisine with local and wild luxury will navigate between authenticity and pure creation. Whatever the place or the moment, you will be able to discover and savor dishes with lively flavors, inspired by the surrounding nature and the latest harvests from our vegetable garden.
WC / Locker rooms
In order to avoid having to go back to your lodge, a locker rooms is available near the swimming pool to change before or after lunch on the terrace or in the restaurant.
English garden
Swimming pool
The swimming pool (20x5m) is open from May to October. Sunbathing, parasols, bath towels and foutas await you. The bartender will be happy to come and serve you a drink by the water if you wish. The swimming pool is strictly reserved for hotel guests
Terrace
Reachable from the bar, our large terrace opens directly onto the swimming pool, the forest and the English garden. You can have a drink or eat there at your convenience. The terrace is open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Interview

CharlElie

Artist "Multiste"

Tell us what motivated you to join this project, how did you draw inspiration from the space and the nature around it ?

Poetry is a sap it insinuates itself, alive, between the fibers of our thoughts poetry must remain in motion like the wind, the rain or the thought the poetry clings to the branches and hides in the heart of the night when our sleepy bodies of having loved too much aspire only to the deserved rest of the warrior of peace, sheltered under a roof, wherever it may be, in a cave, a barracks, a hotel, a lodging, a protected area, a hammock at mic mac, on a box of straw or a spring mattress, in a barn or on a bed of leaves near my blonde that it is good made good good made near my blonde that it is good to sleep.

How did you chose to decorate the lodge that carries your signature?

I chose to simply trust my instincts, like a free balancer, the tightrope walker who dares to trust himself when he knows that the storm rises and that thunder roars, But he keeps going on because it’s an allegory of life.

Biography

Charlelie pursues a research around « Total Art » seeking connections between the different forms of expression that are Scripture, Image and Music.

Born in Nancy on 26 February 1956, graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts. Charlelie Couture, multidisciplinary artist is part of the «multiste» movement of which he is one of the founder/theoretician. His work is a conceptual journey around the question of Existence, or “how to define oneself between the identified conscious and the unconscious emotional”. In 1978, his closing thesis was entitled “polymorphia of the mind”.

Charlelie pursues a research around « Total Art» seeking connections between the different forms of expression that are Scripture, Image and Music. Photos, texts and paintings, Charlelie Couture self-produced his first album « 12 chansons dans la sciure ». In 1981, he was the first French artist signed by Chris Blackwell on the Anglo-American label Island Records, alongside U2, Grace Jones, Robert Palmer. The album « Poèmes rock » recorded in New-York, is classified in January 2010 in the Top 25 of the albums that marked the history of Rock music in France. In Nancy, he founded the group “Local à Louer”, a group of photographers, painters and poets, and published the famous “manifesto of Art Rock” : “Art must make the connection between the functionalism of industrial society and the aspirations of pop culture!”.

A pioneer of the Web in the
1990s, he participated in numerous conferences on Art and Culture, developing the principle of creative interactivities. Prolific creator, even hyper productive, Charlelie Couture paints, draws, photographs. He has published some fifteen books of reflections, drawings and photos. Charlelie has recorded 25 albums and performed more than 1,500 concerts around the world on the 5 continents. Charlelie Couture has composed twenty music films, including « Tchao Pantin », « The bathroom », « Antonio’s girlfriend », « the wolf’s call »… His paintings, photos and drawings are regularly exhibited in France, Belgium, Switzerland and the United States.

Settled in New York in 2004, Charlelie has dual Franco-American nationality.

In 2010, he inaugurated and managed “The RE Gallery” a unique meeting place for both his studio and his gallery on 37th Street in the heart of Manhattan, NY.

In 2014/2015 the City of Nancy/ Galeries Poirel presents a large retrospective exhibition « Charlelie, NCY – NYC » which brings together for the first time a hundred paintings as many photos, sculptures and films and installation, several hundred works from his adolescence to this year 2015.

« IN/OUT et OUT/IN » « Constructs », « Photograffs », « Innerportraits », his work is called « multiste ».

After the album « Immortel » produced by Benjamin Biolay and released in 2014, Charlelie Couture leaves in the Bayou of Louisiana, and records «Lafayette» in the mythical Dockside Studio, surrounded by Cajun musicians as well as Zachary Richard and Louis Michot / Lost Bayou Ramblers. Then there will be some concerts at the Louisiana International Festival in New York/ Central Park, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

In June 2017, disgusted by the politics of the new president Donald Trump, Charlelie decides to move back to France…

Back in France, it is at Studio Midilive that he decides to record his new album, he surrounds himself with the musicians who accompanied him on the last tour and it is with Dombrance and Karim Attoumane that he produces ” Même pas Sommeil ”.

The exhibitions follow one another in Paris, Strasbourg, Rodez, Montpellier, Montreal, Valence…

CharlElie, if you were...

  • A forest of the world, you would be...

    The Hague Forest in Lorraine

  • A tree, you would be...

    The oak

  • A part of this tree, you would be...

    The Roots

  • A forest dweller, you would be...

    An Aboriginal tree grower

  • A season, you would be...

    The Indian summer

  • A mushroom, you would be...

    Flatter him red or witch’s heart

  • A wind, you would be...

    The show of the “bise” (play word because bise, that diminishes business in French means “kiss”)

  • A smell, you would be...

    That of the ferns