Leucate tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: The resort at Leucate is one of the liveliest and most interesting along the Languedoc coast

Leucate is situated in the Aude department and Occitanie region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Leucate. For detailed visitor information see the Leucate travel guide.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Leucate in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Fort de Salses at 12 km and Port-la-Nouvelle at 12 km.

Leucate, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

La Palme

La Palme

at 8 km (direction north-north-west)

La Palme is a small traditional village in Languedoc-Roussillon with a beach,...

See La Palme guide
Fort de Salses

Fort de Salses

Castle at 12 km (direction west-south-west), in the Pyrenees-Orientales department

The medieval fort of Salses was transformed by Vauban to create a...

See Fort de Salses guide


at 12 km (direction north-north-east)

One of the largest industrial ports in France, Port-la-Nouvelle also has a...

See Port-la-Nouvelle guide
Sigean Nature Reserve

Sigean Nature Reserve

at 14 km (direction north-north-west)

Sigean is a very popular wildlife park where thousands of animals such...

See Sigean Nature Reserve guide
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at 22 km (direction north-north-east)

As well as the pleasure port and old village centre, Gruissan is...

See Gruissan guide
Chateau d'Aguilar

Chateau d'Aguilar

Castle at 23 km (direction west)

The Château d'Aguilar is one of the most famous Cathar castles in...

See Chateau d'Aguilar guide


at 26 km (direction south-south-west), in the Pyrenees-Orientales department

Those looking for a traditional French town with interesting sites will be...

See Perpignan guide
Fontfroide Abbey

Fontfroide Abbey

Abbey at 26 km (direction north-north-west)

The Abbey at Fontfroide dates from the 12th century, and is one...

See Fontfroide Abbey guide
Perpignan Palace of Kings of Majorca

Perpignan Palace of Kings of Majorca

Castle at 26 km (direction south-south-west), in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department

The Palace of Kings of Majorca is an imposing fortress and royal...

See Perpignan Palace of Kings of Majorca guide


at 30 km (direction south-south-west)

Among other highlights, the parts of Narbonne along the canal and around...

See Narbonne guide
Saint Cyprien - Pyrenees Orientales

Saint Cyprien - Pyrenees Orientales

Seaside resort at 33 km (direction south), in the Pyrenees-Orientales department

Activity in the seaside resort of Saint-Cyprien is most definitely centred around...

See Saint Cyprien - Pyrenees Orientales guide
Chateau de Queribus

Chateau de Queribus

Castle at 34 km (direction west)

Castle Quéribus is a famous castle on the summit of a mountain...

See Chateau de Queribus guide


at 35 km (direction south), in the Pyrenees-Orientales department

Elne is a quiet town, with the cathedral cloisters among the highlights...

See Elne guide
Chateau de Peyrepertuse

Chateau de Peyrepertuse

Castle at 38 km (direction west)

Visit the Peyrepertuse Castle, the most popular of the Cathar castles found...

See Chateau de Peyrepertuse guide

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Markets in and near Leucate

Market days in Leucate: seasonal market: Saturday & Monday & Wednesday & Thursday;

  • Leucate: market Saturday & Monday & Wednesday & Thursday - seasonal market only (0km)
  • Port-la-Nouvelle: market Saturday - seasonal market only (12km)
  • Port-la-Nouvelle: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Le Barcares: market Monday - seasonal market only (13km)
  • Le Barcares: market Wednesday & Sunday & Friday (13km)
  • Sigean: market Tuesday & Friday (14km)
  • Saint-Laurent-de-la-Salanque: market Thursday & Sunday (15km)
  • Rivesaltes: market Monday (20km)
  • Gruissan: market every day except Thursday (23km)
  • Canet-en-Roussillon: market Tuesday & Thursday (23km)

More information about Leucate, Languedoc-Roussillon

Tourist attractions near Leucate, France

What to do at Leucate? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Leucate.

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Enserune (45km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Narbonnaise en Méditerranée (27km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Fontfroide (Narbonne) (26km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges (Cabestany) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Genis-des-fontaines) (42km)
  • Chapelle de Casenoves (Ille-sur-tet) (42km)
  • Prieuré de Serrabone (Boule-d'Amont) (50km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Marie de Marcevol (Arboussols) (51km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Étang de Leucate (7km)
  • Forêt de Fontfroide (25km)
  • Étang de Canet-Saint-Nazaire (27km)
  • Gouffre de l'Œil Doux (34km)
  • Orgues d'Ille-sur-Tet (42km)
  • Gorges de Galamus (45km)
  • Gorges de l'Orbieu (45km)
  • Etangs du Bagnas (60km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park


Geography and distances

Leucate is in the south of France at 64 kilometres from Carcassonne, the department capital (general information: Leucate is 663 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Leucate

Canton: Sigean

Arrondissement: Narbonne

Department: Aude

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 11370

Distance to Leucate

from Carcassonne (prefecture): 64 km

from Paris: 663 km

from Calais: 898 km

from Nice: 354 km

from Bordeaux: 359 km

from Strasbourg: 729 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Leucate from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Caves and Fitou.

This page in French: Visiter Leucate


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