La Redoute of Haute Franqui , built under the reign of Louis XIV, is the last vestige of 3 forts, which kept coast and municipality of Leucate.
The cliff and the plateau of Leucate also served as base to the German soldiers during the Second World War, show bunkers of it and always visible sub-grounds.
Françoise de Cezelly, is the heroine of Leucate, the one who sacrificed her husband to save the city of the assault of the Spaniards during the grip of the city in 1590.
Her statue thrones again on the Place of the Republic since 2007. The eccentric was unbolted during the Occupation to get back the bronze.
Henry de Monfreid, traveler of seas, adventurer and writer, the son of the soil made build its house, the Villa Amélie, in Franqui, its port of registry and heart.