Angelina and Brad splash out on family home

£45 million Jolie-Pitt chateau is so the children can lead a ‘normal life’

Angelina Jolie, 34, and Brad Pitt, 45, have spent £10 million renovating a 35-bedroom chateau, so they can help their six children lead a ‘normal’ life, reports the Mirror.

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Their 17th century French chateau Miravel, set on 1,000-acre estate in Provence, cost a cool £35 million when they bought it in 2008. The ‘contemporary renovations’, for an estimated £10 million, include spy cameras, infra-red sensors and a motorbike track. This takes their bill for their family nest to £45 million.

Also among the works are improvements on their helicopter landing facilities, making it easier to access when Maddox, 7, Pax, 5, Zahara, 4, biological daughter Shiloh, 3, and 1-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne jet set around the world. Just the average day in the life of the young Jolie-Pitt clan, it seems!

Brad recently spoke out about the couple’s desire to build a family nest where the children can lead a less-hectic lifestyle. Speaking to Parade magazine Brad said: “We’re trying to spend more time in the South of France, because our kids have a more normal life there.”

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The extravagant French getaway already boasts a vineyard, swimming moat, lake, forest and 20 fountains, according to the Mirror. It’s set to have indulgent extras such as Jacuzzis, steam rooms, a spa and a gym, as well as a motorbike track and helicopter landing pad added.

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