About us and contact

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