We took a free tour of the farm to figure out the fuss about foie gras for ourselves (in regards to both the flavor and the controversy). The doomed geese seemed awfully happy waddling around in their pen, but the forced feeding (called le gavage, which happens three times a day) was a little sickening to watch. #dordogne #france

We took a free tour of the farm to figure out the fuss about foie gras for ourselves (in regards to both the flavor and the controversy). The doomed geese seemed awfully happy waddling around in their pen, but the forced feeding (called le gavage, which happens three times a day) was a little sickening to watch. #dordogne #france

Parked at the Elevage Bouyssou, where ducks and geese are raised and fattened up for foie gras. #dordogne #france

Parked at the Elevage Bouyssou, where ducks and geese are raised and fattened up for foie gras. #dordogne #france

The dedicated photographer, standing on the side of a narrow highway for a shot of the castle. #dordogne #france

The dedicated photographer, standing on the side of a narrow highway for a shot of the castle. #dordogne #france

The little village of #montfort in the #dordogne region of #france

The little village of #montfort in the #dordogne region of #france

The only souvenirs we took from Font de Gaume (besides our memories of course!) The top picture is a representation of an image we saw today in the cave, where one deer was licking another on the head. Our guide called it a love story!

The only souvenirs we took from Font de Gaume (besides our memories of course!) The top picture is a representation of an image we saw today in the cave, where one deer was licking another on the head. Our guide called it a love story!

Outside the Font de Gaume cave, where we were not allowed to take pictures. We booked this tour two months ago, because they only let in about 60 people a day since the 15,000 year old paintings are so fragile. Font de Gaume is the only cave in the world still open to the public where you can see original prehistoric polychrome cave art - other caves like Lascaux II are just replicas.

Outside the Font de Gaume cave, where we were not allowed to take pictures. We booked this tour two months ago, because they only let in about 60 people a day since the 15,000 year old paintings are so fragile. Font de Gaume is the only cave in the world still open to the public where you can see original prehistoric polychrome cave art - other caves like Lascaux II are just replicas.

Day 16: Another long drive from #carcassonne to #sarlat in the #dordogne region, which we are loving so far ☺️

Day 16: Another long drive from #carcassonne to #sarlat in the #dordogne region, which we are loving so far ☺️

Our drive ended disastrously once we arrived in #Carcassonne. We side swiped the car on a pole in the parking lot, leaving a large dent and now an insurance nightmare to deal with. At least the fortress was amazing to see at night!

Our drive ended disastrously once we arrived in #Carcassonne. We side swiped the car on a pole in the parking lot, leaving a large dent and now an insurance nightmare to deal with. At least the fortress was amazing to see at night!

Day 15: A difficult drive from #Provence to #Carcassonne, the medieval fortress. The Tour de France kept messing up our route!

Day 15: A difficult drive from #Provence to #Carcassonne, the medieval fortress. The Tour de France kept messing up our route!

Our last stop in #Provence was the Pont du Gard, the famous Roman aqueduct. The weather provided a dramatic shot, though it rather ominously preceded a trying day.

Our last stop in #Provence was the Pont du Gard, the famous Roman aqueduct. The weather provided a dramatic shot, though it rather ominously preceded a trying day.