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


Eden explorations. Welcome in august and september to our discovery expeditions : Here Pantin La Vilette, Douai old “palais de justice”, Yerres of impressionist painter Caillebotte, amazing citadel and fairy tale sleeping ports of Lille, Cambrai castle and mill, “Boucle de la Marne” in Paris, … A fantastic sight of the cities, amid nature and in a very zen attitude

Come to Ghent during the "Gentse Feesten".  Every day from 16 to 24 july, at 10 am, you can join us for a wonderful guided tour with one of our charismatic ghent guides of Le Grand Huit (The GrEight!). Meeting point at 44-50 Huidevetterskaai. More information here 

On Sunday, July 10th at 3pm, all the Europeans are invited to dive into the rivers, small or big, to show how nice it is to find good quality waters again. So like the rest of Europe, we’ll do the big jump in Saint Maur, Chennevières Bridge, in the so close to Paris Marne river.