The Scene: A 'Nice' Arrival for the Twins
A DAY TO REMEMBER
After the birth of his and Angelina Jolie's twins, Vivienne Marcheline and Knox Leon, proud father Brad Pitt poses with Nice mayor Christian Estrosi (center), Jolie's doctor Michel Sussman (right) and the director of the Fondation Lenval hospital in France, where the babies were born, for a photo that ran on the front page of the Nice-Matin newspaper.
Dr. Michel Sussmann addresses reporters after the arrival of the Jolie-Pitt twins. Although he tells PEOPLE that "everything is okay" with Jolie's recovery, "She will stay for a few days. You know, in Europe it isn't like in the United States, where the patients go home after three days."
ROOM WITH A VIEW
At the Fondation Lenval hospital, which has 133 beds, Knox and Vivienne were reportedly welcomed in a suite of four rooms, each of which cost about $200 a night. The hospital is one of the most modern-looking in the South of France, with a blue glass building fronting the world-famous Promenade des Anglais on the Mediterranean Sea.
Mayor Christian Estrosi presents one of the birth certificates of the Jolie-Pitt twins on the steps of the hospital. "On behalf of the inhabitants of Nice, I congratulate the happy parents, the most famous couple of the world who have chosen our city for this happy event," he said.
FRONT PAGE NEWS
Residents of Nice heard the news of the twins' arrival from their local paper, the Nice-Matin, which reported that Knox weighed 5.03 lbs. and that Vivienne came in at 5 lbs.
BABIES' FIRST HOME
With her recovery under way, Jolie will bring home her twins with partner Pitt to their leased 880-acre estate called Chateau Miraval on the French Riviera. The home, reportedly valued at $70 million, comes with its own vineyard, olive groves, a lake, a moat, 20 fountains and even a forest to help ensure privacy.