Craftsmanship: from engineer to organic baker, a new life

Craftsmanship: from engineer to organic baker, a new life

During the week of November 16, the 13 Hours soap opera puts bakers in the spotlight. Despite the Covid, Ulysses and his wife changed their lives after some hesitation.

Craftsmanship: from engineer to organic baker, a new life

He called her “His little bakery”. Barely 35 square meters in the heart of Vannes, in Brittany. Here, every day, from 5 a.m., Ulysse Lauras tirelessly weighs, mixes and kneads. A new life he has been leading for a year. Before that he was an industrial engineer. He had fixed hours, and a salary twice as high. Today, with his bakery, he lives on 1350 euros net, for 70 hours of work per week, without any regrets. “No None. I’m doing very well without having a lot of money ”said the baker, smiling.

“We only have one life”

At 33, the former Parisian has a dream life, with the Gulf of Morbihan as a backdrop. A path taken step by step. First by leaving the world of industry for good, five years ago. “We only have one life, we have every interest in getting started to do something”, he explains to France Télévisions. No more factories and overalls, head to nature. Ulysses spent three years groping, before passing his CAP, under the admiring gaze of his wife.