There could end up being two big events on the grounds of the estate, even though the couple have often said that they do not wish to marry. The 35-room chateau near Brignoles will have the pair's four children and assistants staying with them, but the tiny chapel yards away from where they sleep will be quite a daily temptation for them.
According to an insider who has a good knowledge of the retreat, the place is absolutely romantic. "It's simplistic yet romantic and intimate. There are stained-glass windows at the front and back, 10 wooden pews and an old wood floor. There's also a rustic wooden altar with beautiful ivory candles," Contactmusic quoted the insider, as telling In Touch magazine.
The magazine also revealed that Pitt had actually tried to buy the property, complete with its chapel, but its owner Tom Bove refused to sell up. "Brad did everything he could to change his mind - he took him to dinner five times before he (Bove) would even agree to lease it for six months," a source revealed.
Pitt had fallen for Miraval while surveying properties in France by helicopter, reports suggested. The idyllic retreat features a recording studio, which has been used by Pink Floyd and Sting, among others, extensive woodlands, an olive grove, gardens, ponds and fountains. The estate is also surrounded by a moat. The property also has impressive wine cellars, which were reportedly built by Joseph Lombot, who invented reinforced concrete