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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Pyrénées-Orientales

Sainte-Léocadie is a village in Occitania which takes its place in the department of Pyrénées-Orientales. Located in the heart of Cerdagne, it is in the district of Prades, on the border of Llivia, a Spanish enclave.

At 1300 meters above sea level, Sainte-Léocadie reveals its heritage charms testifying to a rich and ancient history. Old farms, classified church, dream landscapes, the Pyrenean commune has a wide choice of sites to discover during a stay in this region full of mysteries and traditions.

Enthusiasts of thrills will find their happiness, as will lovers of history and traditional architecture. The warmth of life is everywhere in this commune where it is good to spend a few days of vacation away from the city tumult and in the change of scenery.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude42.4367270 (N 42° 26’ 12”)
Longitude2.0034740 (E 2° 0’ 13”)
AltitudeFrom 1193m to 2043m
Surface area8.88 km²
Population146 inhabitants
Density16 inhabitants/km²
PrefecturePerpignan (97 km, 1h35)
Insee code66181
IntercommunalityCC Pyrénées Cerdagne
TerritoryLanguedoc-Roussillon, Pyrenees

Nearest cities & towns

Puigmal3.3 km (5 min)
Saillagouse4.4 km (5 min)
Nahuja4.9 km (9 min)
Osséja5 km (8 min)
Err5.2 km (8 min)
Bourg-Madame5.4 km (7 min)
Palau-de-Cerdagne5.4 km (9 min)
Llo7 km (10 min)
Ur7.2 km (10 min)
Estavar8.4 km (12 min)
Enveitg10.1 km (12 min)
Valcebollère10.8 km (17 min)
Angoustrine-Villeneuve-des-Escaldes11 km (16 min)
Eyne11.7 km (15 min)
Latour-de-Carol12 km (14 min)

Things to see and do

Classified as Historic Monuments, the church Sainte-Léocadie was built in the twelfth century. It is a Romanesque style with a beautiful altarpiece and simple, traditional architecture.

The Cal Mateu farm, now listed as a Historic Monument, is now home to the Cerdanya Museum. Dedicated to ethnology and history since 1997, it presents the different facets of this region through everyday objects, testimonies of inhabitants or pedagogical workshops. It is housed in a traditional 17th-century farm with an enclosed courtyard. An extension, the Bergerie, has been added. Every year in summer, the site is the venue for an auction of wines from the highest vineyard in Europe.

Outdoor enthusiasts can head for the forest for a picnic or a hike. The town is also crossed by the marked hiking trail GR 36.

Sainte-Léocadie is crossed by the railway track of the little yellow train, a famous tourist train of the Pyrenees.

Places of interest

Leisure centres

Events and festivities

In mid-August, Sainte-Léocadie is organizing a garage sale.

In summer, the town is the theater of an auction of wines produced thanks to the highest vines of Europe.

Les Clés du Classique is a classical music festival taking place in Cerdagne, and partly at Sainte-Léocadie in August.

The municipality celebrates its patronal festival with different animations at the beginning of December.


Sunday 24 september
Min. 6°C - Max. 21°C
Monday 25 september
Min. 8°C - Max. 19°C
Tuesday 26 september
Min. 9°C - Max. 15°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Fly fishing at the heart of the Catalan Pyrenees
Nature and the great outdoors95 € to 375 € Bolquère (9.6 km)
Introduction to laser biathlon
Sports sensations33 € to 36 € La Llagonne (13.8 km)
Renting an electric ATV at the Col de La Llose
Nature and the great outdoors10 € to 32 € La Llagonne (15.8 km)
Horse ride in the mountains
Nature and the great outdoors15 € to 65 € Matemale (18.4 km)
Visit an old-style artisan baker and biscuit-maker
Arts and CraftsFreeVernet-les-Bains (34 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Carança Gorges
HikeAthletic3h30Thuès-Entre-Valls (20 km)
The Lakes of Nohèdes
HikeAthletic7h30Nohèdes (31 km)
Madrès Peak
HikeIntermediate3h00Roquefort-de-Sault (37 km)
Along the Bohère Canal
HikeEasy1h30Prades (40 km)
Pic du Midi
HikeIntermediate3h30Roquefeuil (43 km)


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