Ground Control Paris

Image by Yuko Ogino

Ground Control – A boxy, urban park

Ground Control used to be an annual, fleeting street food/bar/music venue that took over an empty space in the city during the summer. Last year’s spot was previously a post-sorting office on rue de Charolais just by Gare de Lyon, and they’ve decided to open this one back up!

Kid-friendly during the day and buzzing in the evening – it truly was “the place to be” in the summer but it seems to have calmed down a bit now, and I like it even more… 

If you’re lucky enough to be there on a sunny day, perch around a table with your friends and soak up the atmosphere – enjoy the galettes, the variety of street food, from Chinese, Mexican to Argentinian, and pick up a pint or an chilled glass of white to natter over. Surrounded by olive trees, water features and pop-up stands, you’ll soon forget you’re in the centre of Paris, and be able to unwind after a long week.

P.S. Look up the programme on the site and catch a concert or a crafty atelier in the indoor space!

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Details about this spot



81 rue du Charolais, Paris

Opening Times

Wed - Fri 12:00 - 00:00, Sat 10:00 - 00:00, Sun 10:00 - 22:00


Glass of wine: € 5


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)