Inside Brad & Angie's $60 Million Castle


May 28 2008, Published 10:00 a.m. ET

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After months of speculation over where Hollywood's first family, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, and their four children will be when Angie gives birth to twins, it seems all but official that the Jolie-Pitts will remain in France for the arrival of babies no. 5 & 6.

And like a real-life fairytale, the jet-setting family has indeed found a dream castle to call home — a $60 million palacial estate, Chateau Miraval in La Val, in the French countryside of Provence.

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"Miraval is like no other house. It is spectacular. It is beautiful, just like Jolie!" says Philippe Laplace, owner of the La Val Boheme restaurant.

The 1000-acre, 19th century property boasts 35 bedrooms, two swimming pools, a surrounding forest and lake, a moat and two organic vineyards, which the couple plans to maintain.

"Brad and Angelina will keep up the wine-making at Miraval," a source at Miraval promises. "Brad is very keen to maintain the quality of the brand."

There's also the added benefit of privacy. Friends say Angie & Brad, who own homes in L.A., Malibu and New Orleans, feel relaxed and secure in Provence knowing their kids are safe from the Hollywood spotlight.

And the estate's sprawling grounds are perfect for Brangelina's growing brood. A friend of the couple tells OK! that while Zahara,3, and Shiloh,2, are learning to swim (with two swimming pools, that shouldn't be difficult!) the couple's older children Maddox,6, and Pax,4, are improving their strokes as well.

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"Maddox always wants to wade out in the water, so Brad thought it was about time he learned how to swim properly," a source close to the Jolie-Pitts tells OK!. " Maddox and Pax take lessons together and have the doggie paddle down, but they always try to splash Zahara, which she hates, and she usually runs away.

But don't think it's all work and no play for this close-knit family. "Brad and Angie got a Slip 'n Slide from Toys 'R' Us and a sprinkler for the kids, and picked up water guns so they could have water wars all summer long," a family friend confides to OK!.

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