Le Grand HuitTo facilitate alternative transportation and leisure activities in urban waterways

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    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 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

    Emmanuel, François, Emmanuelle, Jean-Pierre, Vincent, Robert, Stéphanie, Jean-Michel. +  Fred and Hélène 


Thomas Dusart, member of the Grand Huit, has just been crowned French junior Stand Up Paddle champion. At only fifteen years old he even managed to finish sixth in the long distance, all categories combined. Congratulations, especially since we know that Thomas' preference is to row slowly, to draw near to his seal friends in Dunkirk

The tour of Greater Lille is a new cycling itinerary that we have concocted for you, 70 kms, that is to say five hours of pedalling, linking the famous landmarks and large parks of Lille. It takes place on signposted bike trails, and through the suburban countryside.

Come and test the waters! And above all the Paddle Festival, whatever your level. Our routes are superb, and ... right into town. Join us on several Sundays in a row: May 14th  in Joinville le Pont, June 4th  in Amiens, and June 11th June in Lille and with our Belgian friends.