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


The Weekend of la Gare d’Eau (the Water Station) will be a great show, Paddle initiation on Sunday and crazy trials of our fun bikes of course. 14th and 15th October there will be a great water festival throughout the city. 

Lots of fun in store for this year’s edition of european mobility week in September:  a fleet of scooters will be lent to businesses, schools and the Lille Hospital Campus as well as municipal employees in Villeneuve d'Ascq plus fun bike events in Bellaing, Epinay sur Seine or the Coca Cola production plant in Grigny.

He just did it ! An incredible performance : Claude crossed France, 1150 kms, from Lille to Méditérannée alone on his Paddleboard. 35 kms per day, and some more steps along the locks on his way.