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Château Miraval: the French hideaway where Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt got married

28 AUGUST 2014

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt chose none other than their Château Miraval in the south of France as the perfect backdrop to their secret wedding.

The sprawling French hideaway, nestled in the beautiful Provence countryside, has been one of the family's favourite holiday destinations since 2008. Brad even proposed to Angelina there in early 2012, so it naturally seemed the perfect choice for the romantic occasion.

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Not far from Aix-en-Provence, the luxury property, which features a lake, a successful vineyard, a swimming pool, and a forest and moat, would have been the ideal setting for the couple's nuptials.

Located at the end of a three mile-long drive, the retreat offers exactly the sort of privacy they sought. The château, complete with 35 bedrooms and 1,000 acres of breathtaking grounds, is also spacious and would have easily played host to the couple's guests.

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The estate, which they bought for £35million back in 2008, is also home to their award-winning wine – they have developed their own rosé wine label, which they have named after the château.

Their wedding is said to have taken place in a small chapel in a private ceremony, attended by their family and friends.

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In advance of the non-denominational civil ceremony, Brad, 50, and Angelina, 39, obtained a marriage licence from a local California judge.

The judge also conducted the ceremony in France. French law states that a civil union must take place for a marriage to be considered legal.

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The spokesperson for the couple said that all of their six children took part in the wedding.

Their eldest sons, Maddox, 12, and Pax, ten, walked Angelina down the aisle, while Zahara, nine, and five-year-old Vivienne, threw petals. Shiloh, seven, and Knox, five, served as ring bearers during the ceremony.

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