Patrick Bruel acquired Midi Libre in midsummer, at his residence in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. Merchandise created in his land, experiences, inns, albums, sequence… he reveals his tasks.
You commonly escape, between two live shows, to those lands of Provence, to Isle-sur-le-Sorgue. What do you search for right here?
I really feel good. And I am blissful to have the ability to share that with my household, my buddies. I’m blissful that this anchor level is positioned in the course of two essential locations in my life, my French roots and my North African roots: the place I used to be born, Algeria and the place I lived, particularly Paris.
With this pleasure additionally of feeling a little bit at residence in Provence. Final July twentieth, throughout my live performance in Carpentras, for the primary time in my life, I actually had the impression of being the native stage. This actually happy me. After which, for my youngsters too, this place is a landmark, it is roots. I’m blissful once they come right here, they welcome their buddies, they’re at residence, they’re proud after we style their olive oil and all of the merchandise of the Leos property (a reputation that’s born from the contraction of their first names Léon and Oscar, Editor’s Notice).
Area through which you at the moment are growing a whole ecosystem…
We began from a small olive and we’re reaching an impressive journey that encompasses many issues… From olive oil, we’re occupied with the advantages of the olive leaf, passing by way of cosmetics, agri-food. After honey, we work with lavender and jellies that come from my love of thyme.
I put it everywhere in the kitchen, within the desserts… In the course of the confinement, I did not cease cooking in Paris with this thyme that my mom introduced from right here. We created these jams with a workshop positioned two kilometers from right here (and staffed by individuals with disabilities, Ed).
You additionally work with an area affiliation that works for the reintegration of the unemployed.
Sure, Clé des champs, which participates within the harvest. We additionally made an settlement with the agricultural faculty in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, to plant, clear the bush… This offers rise to very fascinating exchanges with the scholars. I attempt to make investments myself in that territory, with its actors, and I wish to spend extra time there.
A primary wine was born in these lands, a rosé that bears the primary title of his mom, Augusta. Will different cuvees emerge?
Sure, we have now been making a pink wine for 3 years, it will likely be for September 2024. However it’s a long run job my youngsters, or perhaps your youngsters or grandchildren can at some point have nice wine on this space. The terroir may be very promising, it is loopy! After which there might be a white wine, most likely earlier than the pink.
Do you have got different tasks?
Sure, we’re at present engaged on a tapenade challenge, a vegetable backyard, an fragrant herb backyard… We wish to develop our agri-food vary, but it surely has to make sense and match it.
A resort may even open in April 2024 on the entrance of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, in Porte-des-Bouïgas, with 49 rooms and a degree of round 5 stars, it will likely be a spot of passage with a restaurant, well-being with a Wellness Spa, but additionally a spot open to the town that can carry the id, custom and specificity of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. We wish to make it a spot of experiences.
I am blissful to take a position myself right here and honor a little bit bit this metropolis and this Provence that adopted us, my household and I, for fifteen years, wish to give them again to them.
Does this dimension of the entrepreneur behind the singer, the actor, have extra place right this moment?
No, I am nonetheless an artist initially, however I am passionate, I wish to undertake in lots of areas, within the emotional sense of the time period, I at all times encompass myself solely with people who find themselves very shut, competent and in whom I belief (particularly the previous homeowners of the home, Joël and Carole Gayet, who accompany him on his tasks, Editor’s notice).
I even have a aggressive aspect, in all the pieces I do I attempt to give my greatest, goal for excellence and it’s true that Leos H oil has been on the high of all nationwide and worldwide competitions for 5 years (54 medals, together with 23 gold medals, editor’s notice). It is a number of work and thought with a unprecedented group.
After which I wish to see the way it occurs, I wish to be near this land and style what was planted there, it is a loopy feeling. Each time we go to buddies who make their very own wine, olive oil, jam, tomato sauce, or no matter, there’s at all times one thing very lovely. Renaud got here right here for dinner at some point, he introduced me a crate of vegatables and fruits from his backyard, he was so proud, so blissful, it was very early on after we have been there, we hadn’t began doing something, it actually affected me.
This Provencal property is animated by a perpetual effervescent up of tasks… Do you discover it troublesome to stay idle?
I adore it after I pays. However it’s true that at this second between the finalization of the file, the top of the tour and all these academics that fascinate me, it is not on the agenda (laughs). Quickly I might be again to regular life. I wish to have a little bit extra time for my family members, for me.
However from actor to singer, from olive oil to poker, from soccer to chess, I’ve by no means finished something as a interest in my life and that is why I at all times labored, no less than I did my greatest. I did not succeed at all the pieces, however I at all times did all the pieces proper.
It’s Michel Drucker who says: “Among the many nice French stars, there was Johnny, Cloclo. At present, there’s Bruel.” Singer, actor on the boards in addition to on the massive display screen, poker participant in his spare time topped by the equal of a world champion title, Patrick Bruel is a multicard artist additionally identified for his dedication inside the Enfoirés troop, the place he broke all information of public. Born on Could 14, 1959 in Tlemcem (Algeria), father of two youngsters, Oscar, born in 2003 and Léon, born in 2005, Patrick Bruel divides his time between Paris, Provence and america.
This home can also be a spot of musical creation…
Sure, I wrote a number of songs on this piano, it is the place I work in the summertime, it is the place I will do the ultimate touches for my new album.
When are you leaving?
On November 18th, the primary single might be launched on August twenty sixth.
How did you expertise your reunion with the general public in Occitania, on July 18 in Alès?
It was elegant. One thing occurred, there was this setting, these arenas, this wind of freedom. It was actually an excellent trade. It will go down as one in every of my greatest live shows.
Is the tour coming to an finish?
Sure, we’re recording the present in Liège (Belgium) in October, so I do not assume we are going to do exhibits once more till 2024.
Different creative tasks?
In all probability a sequence filmed in January, it will likely be a primary for me. And we have now a manufacturing firm with Amanda (Sthers), the mom of my youngsters, we produced a documentary about American casting director Bonnie Timmermann, he was chosen in Venice, in Deauville. We’re tremendous proud!