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29 March 2022  |  Tourism, Nature , Holidays, Gastronomy, Culture

A weekend in Leucate

Leucate, located in the Aude department in Occitanie, is the best place to go windsurfing, drink a cocktail on the terrace or swim at the beach, or take a walk with an exceptional view of the entire Mediterranean. Don't forget to go to the heart of Leucate Village for a coffee on the terrace!

Walk to the Leucate lighthouse

The Leucate lighthouse offers a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean. You can walk all along the path, which is classified as part of the Heritage circuit of the Regional Park of Narbonnaise in the Mediterranean.

Provide good shoes and water in summer because the walk has no shady spots.

Heading for the Mediterranean Sea with Chef Erwan Houssin.

At Cap Leucate, you will find a restaurant with an ideal setting with a 360° view, to taste the Chef's cuisine. Where finesse meets the balance of textures and flavors. The foam, the sea breeze or the spray, you can discover through the three menus, a delicate cuisine between land and sea.

Discover the restaurant here: https://www.purefrance.com/en/blog/the-michelin-starred-chefs-of-the-aude


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Oyster Tasting

Oyster shacks Leucate in Languedoc-Rousillon, Occitane

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Once the walk is over, if you are an oyster lover, you can stop to taste excellent oysters.

Visit the cabanes à huîtres de Leucate in Languedoc. Occitania is renowned for the quality of its oysters, harvested in the local seas.

Unique and authentic experience, visit the cabanes à huîtres de Leucate, open every day, all year round.

The shacks line both sides of a creek and sell oysters, mussels and clams in their display cases. Many also offer tastings on the terraces by the sea.

Discover our latest article on Leucate oysters: https://www.purefrance.com/en/blog/oyster-tasting-in-leucate

Oyster shacks Leucate in Languedoc-Rousillon, Occitane

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Sunset at the pond of Leucate

The pond of Leucate is one of the lagoons of the Languedoc coast. It is divided between the departments of Pyrénées-Orientales and Aude.

The 5,400 hectares of the pond offers a strong shellfish farming activity (different cultures of shellfish: cupped oysters, mussels) and fishing. In addition, it presents a beautiful diversity of natural habitats sheltering remarkable plant and animal species.

Introduction to windsurfing on a windy day

The wind blows hard in Leucate, it is the ideal town for water sports enthusiasts such as windsurfers or kitesurfers.

You will find a sailing club there for people motivated to learn while being supervised.

A colorful walk in the heart of the village

Leucate Village is a very pleasant, colorful village where life is good!


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Take advantage of the cool mornings in summer to have a coffee on one of the terraces in the heart of the city. You can also go to the market to buy your local fruits and vegetables.


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    Village: Tuesdays and Saturdays - 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Republic Square and Church Street.

Dinner by the beach

For holidaymakers who prefer to stroll with their feet in the water, in the sun, with a good book, you can go to the various beaches of Leucate.

For a meal or a siesta you can go to Le Poulpe or Chez Biquet for a cocktail on a deckchair or a meal facing the sea.

Briganti beach at the foot of the cliff, with crystal clear waters. The snorkelling paradise in the Mediterranean! You can enjoy an expedition with mask and snorkel to discover beautiful fish and the seabed.

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Amélie Roca

I am a Community Manager for Pure France as well as the host of Pure France TV, presenting high quality rental homes all over France.

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