We moved to France from the North West of England in 2005. Robert had been a builder for many years and I work at Lancaster University. When we found Touffailles and then drove through the surrounding area, the rolling valleys and small villages, we knew this was somewhere we could settle. Las Razes has been our constant occupation ever since.
Robert is in charge of all things practical which is quite an extensive list! And, I deal with all the administration and organisation. Outside of running Las Razes, and in the cooler seasons Robert can be found carrying out the occasional renovation locally and I (just to ensure a completely messy desk) write and edit.
Then there's the backup team. Mimi - a rescue dog with a sad past. She's into everything - chickens, vegetable patches, loves a BBQ and is passionate about tennis balls, stones and cheese. A new recruit in 2018 was Miss Molly; another rescue dog, an elderly lady whose past doesn’t bear too closer examination. She has come to Las Razes for some peace, to become less scared and to be treated with some dignity. She loves her red blanket, sardines, gravy and being loved.
Please contact us with queries. Email always works the best. If phoning, please leave a message.
Robert and Anna Atkinson, Las Razes, 82190 Touffailles, Tarn et Garonne, France
00 33 (0) 679014902
Directions by road
Satellite Navigation(Longitude 1o 3’ 16” E, Latitude 44o 16’ 58” N)
Our full address is: Las Razes, 82190, Touffailles, Tarn et Garonne, France.
From Paris and directly North
A20 from Paris. Then N20 towards Toulouse until you get to the south side of Cahors (junction 58) – you can come off at 57, but we prefer 58! Turn off towards the D653 towards Montcuq. Go through Montcuq towards Lauzerte. Just before you arrive at Lauzerte you turn right onto the D2 towards Montaigu de Quercy.
Continue until you see the left hand turning for Touffailles (D41). After the church at St Gervais go straight across the crossroads and continue down the hill towards the village. The road bends and shortly (on one of the bends) you will see the drive to Las Razes on your left hand side.
From Bergerac and the West
Follow directions to Montaigu de Quercy (when travelling from the airport at Bergerac – either travel towards Villneuve-sur-Lot and then back towards Cahors – turning at Dausse towards (Montaigu/Valeilles/Lauzerte) OR (preferably) come across country through Villareal, Monflanquin - skirting past Fumel and then to Tournon D’Agenais to Montaigu de Quercy.
At the central crossroads in Montaigu make sure you are taking the road for Lauzerte (D2). Continue until you see the right hand turning for Touffailles (D41). After the church at St Gervais go straight across the crossroads and continue down the hill towards the village. The road bends and shortly (on one of the bends) you will see the drive to Las Razes on your left hand side.
From Toulouse or Carcassonne
Take the A62 (Peage) towardsBordeaux(do not be tempted to follow the signs for the Peage A20 which turns towards Montauban/Cahors/ Paris - keep on the A62 towards Bordeaux and leave at Castelsarrasin/Moissac junction – Take the N113 to Moissac. As you leave the peage take the second exit on the roundabout. This will appear to take you through a commerial/shopping area. Follow this road (direction Cahors) this is a new road which lets you bypass Moissac. You will go over many roundabouts then over the River Lot and eventually you will come to a T junction ( there will have just been a supermarket and garage on the left hand side) at this junction/roundabout it will say Moissac to the left and Montauban to the right. Turn left towards Moissac and then after about 20m take the small turning to the right. At the end of this small road you will come to a roundabout - take the first exit (right) the D957 towards Cahors/Lauzerte – stay on this road until you reach the junction with the D953 at St. Pierre-de-Nazac. Go straight across (church on your left) and stay on this road (the D41) until you get to Touffailles village. Go through the village and as you climb out the other side – watch for a turning to Las Razes on the right hand side (actually on a bend in the road).
From St Malo, North West France, Bordeaux
On the A62 take junction 8 (Valance) and follow the D953 North around Valance and towards Cahors, stay on this road until you reach St. Pierre-de-Nazac. Turn left and stay on this road (the D41) until you get to Touffailles village. Go through the village and as you climb out the other side – watch for a turning to Las Razes on the right hand side (actually on a bend in the road).
Nearest Airports - Bergerac, Toulouse then a bit further away, Bordeaux and Carcassonne
Nearest Stations - Agen (TGV from Paris) or Cahors and for a smaller station - Moissac