Patrick Bruel: “I’m comfortable to take a position myself right here, to honor somewhat this Provence that adopted us”

Patrick Bruel acquired Midi Libre in midsummer, at his dwelling in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. Merchandise created in his land, experiences, inns, albums, collection… he reveals his initiatives.

You repeatedly escape, between two concert events, to those lands of Provence, to Isle-sur-le-Sorgue. What do you search for right here?

I really feel good. And I am comfortable to have the ability to share that with my household, my mates. I’m comfortable that this anchor level is situated 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 somewhat at dwelling 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 kids too, this place is a landmark, it is roots. I’m comfortable once they come right here, they welcome their mates, they’re at dwelling, 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 during which you are actually creating a whole ecosystem…

We began from a small olive and we’re reaching a powerful journey that encompasses many issues… From olive oil, we’re excited about the advantages of the olive leaf, passing by means of cosmetics, agri-food. After honey, we work with lavender and jellies that come from my love of thyme.

I put it all around 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 situated two kilometers from right here (and staffed by folks 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 college in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, to plant, clear the bush… This provides rise to very attention-grabbing 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’ve been making a crimson wine for 3 years, it will likely be for September 2024. However it’s a long run job my kids, or perhaps your kids or grandchildren can sooner or later have nice wine on this space. The terroir may be very promising, it is loopy! After which there will likely be a white wine, most likely earlier than the crimson.

Do you may have different initiatives?

Sure, we’re at present engaged on a tapenade mission, a vegetable backyard, an fragrant herb backyard… We wish to develop our agri-food vary, however it has to make sense and match it.

A lodge 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 in addition 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 comfortable to take a position myself right here and honor somewhat 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 immediately?

No, I am nonetheless an artist to begin with, however I am passionate, I prefer 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 initiatives, Editor’s notice).

I even have a aggressive facet, in the whole lot I do I attempt to give my finest, 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, Ed). It is a whole lot of work and thought with a unprecedented workforce.

After which I prefer to see the way it occurs, I prefer to be near this land and style what was planted there, it is a loopy feeling. Each time we go to mates 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 sooner or later, he introduced me a crate of vegatables and fruits from his backyard, he was so proud, so comfortable, 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 initiatives… Do you discover it troublesome to stay idle?

I adore it once I will pay. However it’s true that at this second between the finalization of the document, the top of the tour and all these lecturers that fascinate me, it is not on the agenda (laughs). Quickly I will likely be again to regular life. I wish to have somewhat 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 achieved something as a interest in my life and that is why I at all times labored, at the least I did my finest. I did not succeed at the whole lot, however I at all times did the whole lot proper.


It’s Michel Drucker who says: “Among the many nice French stars, there was Johnny, Cloclo. At the moment, there’s Bruel.” Singer, actor on the boards in addition to on the massive display, poker participant in his spare time topped by the equal of a world champion title, Patrick Bruel is a multicard artist additionally recognized for his dedication throughout the Enfoirés troop, the place he broke all data of public. Born on Might 14, 1959 in Tlemcem (Algeria), father of two kids, Oscar, born in 2003 and Léon, born in 2005, Patrick Bruel divides his time between Paris, Provence and america.

This home can be a spot of musical creation…

Sure, I wrote a whole lot 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 will likely 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. This may go down as one in all my finest concert events.

Is the tour coming to an finish?

Sure, we’re recording the present in Liège (Belgium) in October, so I do not suppose we’ll do exhibits once more till 2024.

Different creative initiatives?

Most likely a collection filmed in January, it will likely be a primary for me. And we’ve a manufacturing firm with Amanda (Sthers), the mom of my kids, we produced a documentary about American casting director Bonnie Timmermann, he was chosen in Venice, in Deauville. We’re tremendous proud!

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