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Leucate, cliff between sea and lagoon

Hikes & walks in Leucate

Leucate, cliff between sea and lagoon - Hikes & walks in Leucate

Description sheet

Departure municipalityLeucate
Outing typeHike
Recommended periodfrom january to december
Kilometres5.6 mi
Altitude upon departure30m
Change in altitude26m


On Avenue Jean Jaurès, opposite the bakery, take Rue du Chemin Neuf.


On your left, you will see the old mill, and, on the right, a path that will lead you to the Loin Fountain. Walk around it and you will arrive at the path. Turn left on to it and then turn right to Chemin Neuf.

Turn right on to the path and then take the second path on the left. You will arrive at La Franqui headland. On the right is Haute Franqui Fort (former signal tower). Take the stairs leading to the path along the foot of the cliff. Note, this is a dead-end. Follow the cliff towards the military semaphore. Be careful on windy days.

Very close to the semaphore, you will find La Plagette (suspended dune, unique in Europe). The access is difficult, so be careful. You will access Leucate-Plage via the rocks and coves. Otherwise, take the high road: after the lighthouse, veer right and turn left on to the stairs that will lead you to Leucate-Plage. Take the road that climbs up to the village.

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