Since 2008, this little village of about 700 inhabitants, located close to Brignolles in the Var region, is regularly splashed across the front pages for one simple reason, the presence of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, the most glamorous couple on the planet, at Château Miraval.
By Caroline Taret - Photos José Nicolas
September 12, 2011
Perhaps without planning to, the American actors, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, set down their suitcases in this little Provencal village with a big personality. Correns is in fact France’s first organic village and makes sure to honor its tradition by continuing to innovate. All the farmers of the region continue to grow their crops organically, as they have for over 15 years.
“The village has not lost its soul and has been preserved… without having to yield to the property market by selling to developers. Many little villagers have been born since 1997; perhaps there is there a link to the absence of pesticides?” How could this new-gen Gallic village fail to seduce Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie? The small town’s organic spirit, a touch “bobo,” with the motto “eat well, live well,”
fits in perfectly with the philosophies of the star couple, who see in this privileged setting an ideal place to base their family of six children for the long-term. Some gossip circulates about the alleged marriage of the two stars, notably in the spirited Var Matin, which treats the subject with equal parts professionalism and humor.
What is for sure is that Brad and Angelina, new owners of this estate, a listed historic monument, surrounded by vines and with a principal building counting about 30 bedrooms, seem to consider Correns their “home sweet home.” The couple is planning to invest in this typically Provencal haven; enthusiasts of contemporary architecture and modern furniture, we’d love to know how Brad Pitt is going to reconcile traditional Provence
style with a 21st century vision. The best way to share in the privacy of the two stars in a friendly way is to taste the wine produced at Château Miraval, reputed for its excellent Côtes de Provence, particularly a rosé homage to the group Pink Floyd, who recorded an album in the jazz studio which occupied the premises back in the 90s. It’s still rock’n’roll glam in Correns.
The bio Market
Thursday morning - Fish market
Friday Morning - Fruits & vegetables -Meat market - Flowers - Clothes
Peut-être sans le prévoir, les acteurs américains Brad Pitt et Angelina Jolie, ont posé leurs valises dans un petit village de Provence à très une forte personnalité. Correns est en effet le premier village bio de France et se fait fort d'honorer cette première place en multipliant les innovations. Tous les agriculteurs des alentours cultivent des produits estampillés bio depuis près de quinze ans, et on peut lire sur le site de la Mairie