Ground Control

The “Ground Control” place is one of my favorite Parisian places on sunny days. It is located near the “Gare de Lyon” on 81 Rue du Charolais in the 12th district of Paris. It is a great spot to chill with your friends. And the place turns into a big playground on Sunday : the ideal place for family and children particularly. It is open from Wednesday to Sunday.

Ethnic food & great drinks

You will find food from all around the world : from Mexican to Italian or even genuine African cuisine. All prices are quite affordable and you will enjoy your meal for around 12€. I recommend the traditional African Mafé “Table Nali” stand. You will be welcomed with a really warm smile and the food is delicious. About drinks : you will love the cocktail bar and if you love coke you should try the Breizh Cola from Bretagne!

Shopping time

You know that I’m in love with eco-friendly products and plants! At the « Ground Control » I always find a treasure to take back home. There is a really nice and large plant shop with really affordable prices. And you will also find a designer’s shops with homemade jewellery for example.


A place for everyone

Everyone will love this place by day and night! The children can play inside a « plane » during the weekend and it’s very safe for them to play outside. And at night a lot of events are organized for people who like to party : dance lessons, concerts, music live… And the plane turns into a place to chill! Have a look at the agenda!

And now a tip to get to the « Ground Control » easily : follow the terminal 23 from the « Gare de Lyon » train station!