A Rumor

An alert reader, and friend, recently sent me a link to this article:

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt recently purchased a massive 1000 acre vineyard north of Aix-en-Provence in the Luberon region, called Chateau Val Joanis. Dating back to the days of Roman occupation, the property boasts a villa, several out-buildings, pool, eco-friendly orchards and gardens, and a well respected range of wine. Pretty much a self-sufficient little village.

This vinyard is one of my favorites because of the really nice garden where I took these photos:

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I am selfishly hoping nothing changes at the vineyard. I remember a fellow Provencal blogger writing that Brad Pitt had been spotted in her village market last summer so maybe this story is true. I’ve been fortunate enough to meet Peter Mayle so maybe I will also run into this famous couple. Hey, it could happen. I will, of course, blog about it.

13 thoughts to “A Rumor”

  1. Hi Linda!
    Well, the gossip columns in NY say that they made an offer, but were told the place was not for sale, so we shall see what happens.
    On the other hand, ‘Brangelina’s’ oldest son Maddox, was just enrolled in the Lycee Francais in NY. That is RIGHT next to me! Yesterday was the first day of classes, but there is also another private school down the block that started yesterday. There was so much chaos with all these children returning to school, I wouldn’t have known if the Pitts were there or not.

  2. Gorgeous vineyard…….and I agree with Tut-Tut….you\’re a master schmoozer…in a lovely way…not a slimy way….but I shall be GREEN if you bump into Brangelina….I think they are a fab couple.

  3. The very first thing I noticed were those cute little “hats with bells” on the garden stakes…never saw anything like that before! Is that an “only in France” moment?

    Love that creamy white pumpkin too.

    Well, I do hope you get to meet Brad and Angelina, so we can hear all about it.

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