a grateful guest: our bountiful walnut tree

There’s a special resident on the property just beyond our terrace: a majestic walnut tree. For years, it’s graced us with its shade and presence. However, it wasn’t always thriving. A towering French oak nearby had slowly begun to cast the walnut tree in its shadow, limiting its access to sunlight and air.

This spring, we decided to give the walnut tree a helping hand. With some careful pruning, we cleared away the excess branches of the oak, allowing more light to reach our walnut friend. We weren’t sure how it would react, but the results have been incredible! This season, the walnut tree is bursting with walnuts – a veritable bounty hanging from its branches. It seems our intervention has been met with great gratitude from this generous tree.

We’re thrilled to see the walnut tree flourishing and look forward to harvesting its delicious nuts. It’s a wonderful reminder of the interconnectedness of nature and the importance of creating a balanced environment for all living things to thrive.

recipy walnut caramel cake

Walnut caramel cake
cake pan with loose bottom of 22 cm diameter

ingredients dough:

300 gr flour
60 gr sugar
230 gr butter salted, chilled and cut into small cubes
3 tbsp ice-cold water or just enough to bring the dough together

ingredients filling:

200 gr granulated sugar
100 gr diced butter
200 ml whipped cream
200 gr walnuts or pecans


Preheat the oven to 190˚C. Put the flour in the food processor with the butter and sugar and mix briefly until combined. Add the water and pulse until the grains start to stick together. Lightly dust your countertop with flour and pour out the dough. Roll it into a round piece about 5 cm bigger than your mould. Place the dough in the mould and press the edges well. Line your dough with a piece of baking paper and fill it with baking beans. Put in the fridge for 20 minutes.

After this, bake the filling blind for 15 minutes. Remove the beans and baking paper and bake for another 10 minutes or until the dough starts to turn light brown.

Meanwhile, prepare the filling: put the granulated sugar with 3 tablespoons of water in a pan. Put this on medium heat and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Now turn up the heat and do not stir. Let it boil until the sugar turns a dark caramel colour. Remove from the heat and add the butter. Stir this well until the butter is melted and add the whipping cream. Return to high heat and bring to the boil again. Simmer until it thickens slightly. Add the walnuts last. Pour the filling onto the bottom.

Put the tart in the oven for about 10-15 minutes or until the filling is bubbling vigorously. Remove the cake from the oven and let cool completely before cutting.

walnut caramel cake @miljuscka

Thanks to #miljuscka for this delicious recipy.


Poolside fun on your doorstep: splash around in summer at Domaine Cadignac!

The water glistens in the sun, the temperature is perfect and the air is filled with happy sounds of water what splash around. The pool at Domaine Cadignac is almost ready for a new season full of cooling dips, splashing water fun and relaxing moments.

An oasis of coolness:

After a long day of adventures in the French sun, there is nothing like a refreshing dip in our pool. Immerse yourself in the clear water and let the stress slip away from you. Or relax with a good book on one of the comfortable loungers while enjoying the warm rays of the sun.

Celebrate summer and splash around at the pool of Domaine Cadignac:

Domaine Cadignac is more than just a swimming pool. It is an oasis of peace and space, surrounded by beautiful nature. Enjoy a delicious barbecue on your own terrace, explore the picturesque villages in the area or sample the local gastronomy.

Make your summer unforgettable:

Book your stay at Domaine Cadignac now and enjoy an unforgettable summer full of pool fun, relaxing moments and unique experiences in beautiful southern France.

Tip: Keep an eye on our website for the exact opening date of the pool. We can’t wait to welcome you!

Come along and enjoy the summer at Domaine Cadignac!

Splash around - the pool is almost ready to take a refreshing dip in …….