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


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 !

Our decorators are pimping up your bikes for this Autumn with new flowers, novelty ornaments, original accessories and bells. Maïté from Lille, Rosalie from Paris and Bettina from Gent don’t lack imagination and talent to present you with amazing bikes. You won’t find such beautiful bikes anywhere else, not even in Amsterdam !

Sound and light paddle show at Lille’s future marina. Come and see the hydrolabe, the slack-line over water, watch numerous shows, and try fun bikes or stand up paddle with Le Grand Huit. The festival will be held on October 13th and over the weekend with a paddle choreography by night.