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, Charlotte, Emmanuel, Eric de Gand, Eric de Lille, Florent, Jean-François, Solène, Luc, Vassili, Marianne, Frédérique. + Jean-Baptiste et Fred. 


"Living well with Bonduelle" ...The scooter is everywhere. A great success for a broad range of amateurs from 3 to 83 years. But would you guess this announcement of Bonduelle CEO this 09 january to his staff members for the new year : Scooters will now be available to move within the company and replace cars. With coaching and advise of le Grand Huit, and even ...the "scooter permit" they have to pass !  

Gla-gla Race : paddlers from Le Grand Huit are going to take part in France's coolest race, a legendary event. It will take place on the 20th 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. Who said "cold" ??

The new Youth Hostel in Lille is an amazing and welcoming place. It’s also a cradle of creativity for the social and solidarity economy. It is situated 2km away from the town center which isn’t a problem since the Grand Huit offer bikes to the guests for a one-day use or longer. That’s also the zero-emission politics of the tourist accommodation.