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La Franqui

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aude

La Franqui - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aude

North of Cap Leucate, nestled under pine trees, leaning against the side of the cliff, the situation of the place is very interesting, it can just as easily enjoy the pleasures of the rocky coast of the cliff that the huge range of 8 km Coussoules whose sandy ...

The history of La Franqui is inextricably linked to that of the most famous of his children, the writer-adventurer Henry Monfreid whose husband's family had known initiating the development of tourism there. The hotel restaurant which was created by it to the beginning of last century was a center of gastronomy and received guests, including the painter Paul Gauguin. La Franqui was the first resort of the Aude.

Coming to La Franqui:

A9 motorway, exit 40 Leucate and RD 627.

Gare de Leucate - La Franqui.

Shuttle service throughout the year La Franqui through the station, the village, the beach, Port Leucate and Le Barcarès match up to Perpignan (line No. 20).

By plane: Perpignan-Rivesaltes Airport (daily flights from Paris); Airport Montpellier Mediterranean Airport Carcassonne, Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, Airport Barcelona (Spain) Girona airport (Spain). Shuttle Airport - Train station of Perpignan, 1/2h after each landing and 1 hour before each takeoff. Journey time: 15 minutes.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLa Franqui
Latitude42.9325882 (N 42° 55’ 57”)
Longitude3.0232996 (E 3° 1’ 24”)
PrefectureCarcassonne (88 km, 54 min)

Nearest cities & towns

Leucate4.1 km (8 min)
Caves4.3 km (7 min)
Treilles8 km (13 min)
La Palme8.8 km (10 min)
Fitou9.4 km (12 min)
Roquefort-des-Corbières12.3 km (14 min)
Feuilla13.1 km (20 min)
Port-Leucate14.3 km (14 min)

Things to see and do

Sliding on Water, of course, but also on land. It's paradise for sand yachting, speed the sails, kite flying, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, kayaking ...

Events and festivities

In April: The Mondial du Vent, 9 days of competitions with the best competitors in world kitesurfing and windsurfing.


Beach La Franqui
Beach La Franqui
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Panorama: the beach and ponds
Panorama: the beach and ponds
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Saturday 30 september
Min. 21°C - Max. 33°C
Sunday 1 october
Min. 20°C - Max. 24°C
Monday 2 october
Min. 20°C - Max. 23°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

The African reserve Sigean.

The Museum of Man Tautavel.

Animal Park Angles.

Fontfroide Abbey.

Castle Salses.

The little yellow train departing from Villefranche-de-Conflent.

The Cathar castles.

Terra Vinea in Portel des Corbières.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Excursion on the Limnoreia sailboat along the coast
Nature and the great outdoors24 € to 48 € Port-Leucate (8.4 km)
Caving or Canyoning in Pyrénées Orientales
Sports sensations35 € to 79 € Le Barcarès (12.3 km)
Canoeing on the River Bourdigou
Nature and the great outdoors24 € Torreilles (20 km)
Sensory trail, Mini Fort Boyard Catalan
Entertainment28 € Rivesaltes (22 km)
Helicopter sightseeing flight
Sports sensations120 € to 195 € Perpignan (25 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Leucate, cliff between sea and lagoon
HikeEasy2:30Leucate (2.5 km)
Loop from the scrubland to the vineyard
Village visitIntermediate2:00Fitou (5.3 km)
Country discovery trail (scorpion greenhouse loop)
HikeIntermediate3:00Fitou (5.7 km)
Pla and Ventenac trail
HikeEasy1:15Fitou (6.9 km)
Sainte-Lucie Island
HikeEasy4:00Port-la-Nouvelle (10 km)


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