To facilitate alternative transportation
and leisure activities in urban waterways

  • Welcome

    Le Grand Huit aims at offering you fun moments of happiness and joy by helping you experience the city in a different way with original activities. We hope to encourage you to move in a more fun and smarter way and to allow you to practise leisure activities without having to drive a car anywhere.

    For instance, you can take a private penny-farthing bike lesson with us or surf on a stand up paddle downtown on a river spot we were happy and proud to create. We can also organize corporate ECO-gatherings to help you save tons of CO2 emissions or simply make your trip to Gent, Paris or Lille an unforgettable one with a bike tour.

    In short, Le Grand Huit provides your company or group of friends with original, wonderful and photogenic activities which make sense


    Alice, Antoine Baptiste, Charlotte, Emmanuel, Eric de Gand, Eric de Lille, Florent, Fred, Jean-Baptiste, Jean-François, Solène, Luc, Vassili


Year of the scooter ! On Saturday, March 25th, we will launch a new style of guided tour in Lille : the scooter ride! It's a unique and original way to discover the city with your mates or your family and above all to have lots of fun with games and photos. Scooters are also a winner for businesses or local communities where Le Grand Huit can help develop this handy means of transport.

Gla-gla Race : 20 paddlers from Le Grand Huit are going to take part in France's coolest race, a legendary event. It will take place on the 25th of January on Lake Annecy and is a good reason to keep on practising in winter, on Sundays in Joinville and on Saturdays in Lille. Are we going to win like last year? We aim to !

On October 30th in Hossegor, Arthur Arutkin, member of Le Grand Huit, won the 2016 French championship title in the Technical Race even though the waves were particularly tough. But that's not all ! The party went on for our club with Paul Conrad Delaere who finishes as the 10th best French paddler and with Yanis Maire who has recently started training with us and who simply became champion of France Espoirs. Congratulations to them all !