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Leucate Plage (Aude), view from Etang.jpg
Coat of arms of Leucate
Coat of arms
Leucate is located in France
Coordinates: 42°54′38″N 3°01′46″E / 42.9105°N 3.0294°E / 42.9105; 3.0294Coordinates: 42°54′38″N 3°01′46″E / 42.9105°N 3.0294°E / 42.9105; 3.0294
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Aude
Arrondissement Narbonne
Canton Sigean
Intercommunality Corbières en Méditerranée
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Py
Area1 23.55 km2 (9.09 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 3,858
 • Density 160/km2 (420/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 11202 / 11370
Elevation 0–70 m (0–230 ft)
(avg. 25 m or 82 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Leucate, between the Mediterranean Sea and sea pond, is a community of villages.


Beach Leucate naturist village

Leucate is on the Mediterranean coast of France. It is part of the eastern Corbières Mountains, which are called the Corbières maritimes. It is around 30 km (19 mi) south of Narbonne, and around 30 km (19 mi) north of Perpignan.

The Phare du Cap Leucate offers a view (on a clear day) over the whole French Mediterranean Sea from the Spanish border to the Camargue.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 1,077 —    
1968 1,233 +14.5%
1975 1,244 +0.9%
1982 1,968 +58.2%
1990 2,177 +10.6%
1999 2,732 +25.5%
2008 3,858 +41.2%

Urban Morphology[edit]

The town stretches over five tourist attractions, from north to south:

  • La Franqui,
  • Leucate village,
  • Leucate beach (Leucate plage)
  • The naturist village (Village naturiste) on the island of Correggio
  • Port-Leucate.


See also[edit]


  • Nöel Hautemanière and Jacques Hiron: Leucate : plein cadre; livre de photographies. Toreilles, 2004, ISBN 2-9516053-3-1.
  • Christophe Neff: Kulturlandschaftswandel, Fremdenverkehr und Biodiversität auf der Halbinsel Leucate (Dept. Aude / Frankreich). In: Fremdenverkehrsgebiete des Mittelmeerraumes im Umbruch. Beiträge der Tagung des Arbeitskreises "Geographische Mittelmeerländer-Forschung“ vom 11.-13. Oktober 1996 in Regensburg. Regensburger Geographische Schriften, Heft 27, S. 99-135, Regensburg, 1998, ISBN 3-88246-193-4
  • Christophe Neff : Observation géographiques et floristiques sur la presqu'île de Leucate. In: Bul. Soc. Et. Sc. Nat. Nîmes et Gard, T. 62, 1999, 23-34.
  • Christophe Neff and Peter Frankenberg : Reflexions géobotaniques sur les plantes échappees de jardins: L´example de Euphorbia dendroides et d´autres espèces ornementales dans la région de Leucate et dans les Corbières maritimes (Aude, France). In : Bul. Soc. Et. Sc. Nat. Nîmes et Gard, T. 63, 2001, 7- 10.
  • Christophe Neff : Les Corbières maritimes – forment-elles un étage de végétation méditerranéenne thermophile masqué par la pression humaine ? In: Eric Fouache (Edit.): The Mediterranean World Environment and History. IAG Working Group on Geo-archeology, Symposium Proceedings. Environmental Dynamics and History in Mediterranean Areas, Paris, Université de Paris – Sorbonne 24 – 26 avril 2002. Paris, 2003, 191 – 202, (Elsevier France, ISBN 2-84299-452-3).


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