To facilitate alternative transportation
and leisure activities in urban waterways

Stand Up Paddle Lille

You can now try and practise this sport without having to drive to the sea

The trendy spot, accessible and easy, it is here in the city ! 

Beginners lesson : It is a little scary the first three minutes, and then you get confidence and see that it is finally easy. It is great sliding standing on the water, and even taking the time to enjoy the scenery and greet stunned walkers. First steps followed by an accompanied trip lasts 1h45.  

Usual scheduled beginners lessons are from may to september Saturday 4 pm and Wednesday 7 pm

We are proud of our success rate (without fall) over 90% of beginners lessons. Obviously you can be part of the 10% and it does not matter, just plan towel and change of clothes in case. You will wear our buoyancyaid jacket. We paddle in shorts and barefoot, except in winter when combined suit and slippers give more comfort. But we like either to welcome you with your party dress or your kilt.

Price is 26 € per session

Regular paddlers : Our club is part of the French Surfing Federation. Annual member ship to Le Grand Huit (25€) + Surf FFS License (30 € or 40 € if competition) . You can use the club paddle boards with additional annual forfait of 103 € (or 63 € from 1st of August) 

Meeting sessions for regular on Saturday 2 pm and Wednesday 7 pm.

In the summer, "explorers sessions" are scheduled on some nights to discover other beautiful new places and not too far away.



This is definitely the summer of the scooter. In Lomme for the school children who pass the Grand Huit's scooter license, at Codifis whose employees try out our scooters for a month to get to work, at the Joinville le Pont summer party and of course during our famous guided tours of Lille and the historic heart of Paris.

Eight brand new crazy bikes have joined Le Grand Huit this 1st of may. Weird, rare, unknown, for some of them we don't even have found a name, yet. But this one is the Monster, presented by our brand new guide Elisa. Will she success on the bike ?? Welcome Elisa ! 

Inauguration of the brand new Paddling section of Le Grand Huit in Amiens this Week End 06/07th of april . No need to get to to Venice. You will surf at the foot of the Gothic cathedral and in through the unique maze of l little canals running through garden plots known as “hortillonages”. Whether you are an experienced paddler or just a beginner, you are welcome.