A beaming Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were photographed together for the first time in a while in Le Touquet -- just a stone's throw away from Chateau Miraval, the 1,000-acre estate (featuring a 16th-century chapel!) in the south of France.
Escorting the recently engaged Jolie, 37, and Pitt, 48? Their brood of six kids, on hand for a visit to Culture Kid, a toyshop in Le Touquet.
Both Jolie and Pitt have been hard at work in the nearby UK, with the actress shooting Sleeping Beauty reboot Maleficent as Pitt films the thriller The Counselor. But the superstar couple may be taking a very special breather from their film careers at the Chateau -- with persistent rumors claiming they're set to wed this year at the sprawling compound in a small ceremony. "Angie wants a simple, joyous wedding," one insider told Us.
Whenever the much-anticipated nuptials take place, the couple hopes to settle down with Shiloh et al at Chateau Miraval for good.
Says one insider of Pitt, whose ex wife Jennifer Aniston recently became engaged to Justin Theroux: "Brad wants to bring the kids up with strong, traditional family values, far away from Hollywood."