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Charlotte de Turckheim

Amelie Rouyer

When Charlotte de Turckheim does not play comedy, she is an unrivaled housewife at the head of a small Provençal paradise. Interview.

The actress Charlotte de Turckheim has settled for twenty years in the Alpilles in Eygalières: "the most beautiful village in the world!", She exclaims. It was already the fief of his parents, fifty years ago. As in the old days, all generations of the clan cohabit in what has become a small family hamlet where everyone has his wing.

Bursting with energy and projects, when she is not working on a screenplay, Charlotte takes care of the farmhouse, passionate about objects and decoration. And besides, if you want to discover her little paradise of Provence, join the waiting list of her guest house, the Mas Notre-Dame, which she made a more modern annex in the opening phase, with five bedrooms.

Imagine a rural Provence where everything is scrubland, olive and almond trees. It is in this open house, cozy and friendly ... that Charlotte answered us tit for tat, around a glass of wine with tapenade "house"!

Your favorite room where you like to be and spend time?

Charlotte de Turckheim: The outdoor living room in the field under the almond trees is a place I love. I installed large wrought iron beds with mosquito nets to take a nap ... In Provence, we live a lot outside, almost from April to the end of October.

Wrought iron beds in Charlotte's Turckheim garden

Charlotte de Turckheim

Your furniture: rather modern, ultra design, family, pitcher?

Charlotte de Turckheim: All the furniture is rather bohemian-chic and very colorful with many objects of my shootings! I have huge candlesticks recovered from my movie "The aristos" that the decorator himself had kept from the film "Marie Antoinette" Sofia Copola. I also have a lot of posters, those offered to me by my father from Pagnol's films, others from a 50s Argentinean actress brought to me by my daughter.

In this old farmhouse, I inherited a lovely Provencal furniture from my grandmother. Even if he has no value today, he is the memory of a part of my family, the Avignon branch. I will host a show on France 2 next September: "Your objects have a story ..." and for the moment, at home, each object has a story!

Detail of the interior of Charlotte de Turckheim

Charlotte deTurckheim

The most unusual or unexpected that can be discovered at home?

Charlotte de Turckheim: It is precisely all these objects that arrive in my life quietly after filming, as a series of memories, gleaned throughout my career ... without me trying to collect them.

An object or piece of furniture that you could not separate?

Charlotte de Turckheim: The posters of Pagnol that my father gave me. It's a very strong symbol: my father, cinema and Provence. They are hung in the living room.

Your favorite color in your home?

Charlotte de Turckheim: In this mas, what dominates is the whole range of orange and red.

The kitchen, rather open or closed?

Charlotte de Turckheim: It is Provencal cuisine up to date, a large living room open to the four cardinal points.

In the center, there is a gigantic table around which everyone can have their corner and prepare without disturbing themselves. It must be said that we are very cooks. My husband, Zaman Hachemi, organizes Afghan dinners, which have a huge success. This changes from Provencal cuisine! My daughter is baking. Children can also settle and draw ...

Deco side, there is a lot of wood and terracotta. Everything is apparent. In winter, we dine there. In summer, all meals are taken in the garden.

A dish unexpectedly on the go for your friends?

Charlotte de Turckheim: To begin, we will take a glass of rosé under the trees with tapenade "house". And since we have a henhouse and a garden with scented herbs, I will prepare scrambled fresh eggs with fresh herbs ...

On the terrace

Charlotte de Turckheim

Your last purchase - useful or futile! - for the House ?

Charlotte de Turckheim: I launched a very funny challenge to the auctioneers of the next issue "Your items have a story", giving each carte blanche for only 500 euros. Their mission is to find me each a wonderful object that will serve to furnish the new mas ... I wait for the result of their findings! Their reputation is at stake (laughs). It is crazy to think that now we can get cheaper than at Ikea by going to the junk shops and antique dealers.

And the TV, which room?

Charlotte de Turckheim: I have one per room but I never look at it or only for professional reasons. As I am curious and passionate, and therefore always moving, life takes a lot of time.

Do you live with music or rather in silence?

Charlotte de Turckheim: Neither ! I listen to all the sounds of the countryside.

The farmhouse garden of Charlotte de Turckheim

Charlotte de Turckheim

Rather candle or rather perfume of atmosphere?

Charlotte de Turckheim: Neither ! It is an incredible chance to live in a fairly sweet nature and we have the best atmosphere perfume: nature. At this moment, the brooms are in bloom. Every month, there is a new breath of wonderful smells ...

The garden of the farmhouse

Charlotte de Turckheim

What is on your bedside table?

Charlotte de Turckheim: Because I sleep late and get up early, my nightstand is a mini desk ... In general, there is my computer, my iPad, a current scenario, a shopping list ...

Do you dream of one more room? If so, for what purpose?

Charlotte de Turckheim: My only dream: an indoor heated pool! Winter bathing in hot water, it would be my absolute luxury.

Rather orderly or messy?

Charlotte de Turckheim: Both, by crisis! I accumulate and then it is no longer possible, and I throw! It is also by period according to my shoots where there I have more time, and it is quickly the brothel.

Are you green plants, flowers, balcony, terrace, garden?

Charlotte de Turckheim: I passionately love trees, vegetable gardens, herb gardens with the medicinal plants side. They are in pots around the house away from animals. I grew lemon balm, verbena, marjoram and several varieties of thyme. I like to make my own herbal teas. As soon as we have a cold start, we treat with an infusion of thyme!

Animals ?

Charlotte de Turckheim: It's a little celebrity farm. We have two old Camargue horses, three cats, and a small abandoned Zumba dog, which we have collected, not to mention the chicken coop!

Your addresses or favorite brands for the home?

Charlotte de Turckheim:

- The flea markets of Eygalières: it is a depot sale installed in a big hangar with a very clever concept that consists of bartering (we get rid but we can have fun choosing other parts).

- The Marseille chips

- The auction hall of Avignon

- A deco shop and objects: Jeanne Bayol in Saint-Rémy de Provence.

Charlotte de Turckheim

Amelie Rouyer

News from Charlotte de Turckheim:

- "Who are the strongest?" : release planned in 2015. A comedy about the mutual aid and the solidarity of which it ensures the realization. Starting shooting in September 2014.

- A show on France 2: "Your objects have a history", from September 2014.

- The Mas Notre-Dame, his guest house in Eygalières //masnotredame.fr

The farmhouse of Charlotte de Turckheim

Charlotte de Turckheim

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