Before jetting off from their 10-day vacation in the western Charente/Dordogne region, the couple took over France’s smallest family fun center “Le Palace Vert” with friend Mariane Pearl and her son.
Le Palace Vert’s owner Patrick Bernard tells PEOPLE that once they arrived, the Jolie-Pitts, Pearl and the four children (Maddox, 5, Pax-Thien, 3, and Zahara, 2, and Adam Pearl, 5) hit the lanes.
Pitt was especially attentive, Bernard adds, and encouraged all the youngsters whenever they hit a pin.
“At one point though, because the children don’t have the strength to always get the ball down the lane, it sometimes stops. Brad thought he’d go down the lane to push it along. He slipped and fell on his back. Hard,” Bernard tells PEOPLE.
Pitt survived the spill, but Bernard’s wife was disappointed to have missed her “only chance in life to give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to Brad Pitt.”
While Jolie spent time with Pearl, whom she portrayed in A Mighty Heart, Pitt demonstrated his air-hockey prowess.
“Brad was particularly good at it,” Bernard says. “He and the three boys played two-a-side teams against one another for almost an hour.”
Bernard adds: “With only two lanes we’re certainly the smallest bowling in France, so we’re still having trouble realizing we spent Monday afternoon with the most famous couple in the world.”
Before leaving, Jolie and Pitt personally thanked the Bernards – speaking a little French – and signed a Livre d’Or with an inscription to the couple’s 15-year-old daughter.
This wasn’t the first amusement area the crew was spotted enjoying recently. Pitt made a scene in the bouncy castle when they all spent a day at the Aventure-Parc in Massignac.