The castle belonging to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie is allegedly about to be put up for sale. Chateau Miraval is idyllically situated in 1,200 acres of pine forest, olive groves and vineyards in the south of France.
The chateau isn’t up for sale yet, but the actors are said to have paid €40m in 2012, which gives an indication of the price it could fetch. It does have income potential, though – their prize-winning estate bottled rosé.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie launched Miraval Wines in 2013. The first 6,000 bottles sold out in five hours. A signed cask of white wine from the vineyard was auctioned off in 2013 for $18,000.
The spectacular 35-room chateau has a home theatre, a video games room, a spa, a gym, indoor and outdoor pools, a helicopter pad and a dirt bike course. There’s also a recording studio, which was built in the 1970s when the property was owned by French jazz pianist Jacques Loussier. Over the years, this has seen plenty of famous names, including Pink Floyd, Sting, The Cranberries and AC/DC.
The nearest town is Correns, a little way inland from Marseilles and St Tropez. Pitt seems to be fond of the property. He said: “It’s very peaceful and the antithesis of the drive, the want, the need to get ahead indicative of life in Hollywood. I’m instantly reminded what quiet sounds like.”
The couple have recently sold their New Orleans mansion for $4.9m and are understood to be selling the rest of their joint property portfolio, which includes homes in Los Angeles and Manhattan.
The chateau will be the jewel in the crown for any potential owner. It offers a combination of French style and star appeal.