Ground Control goes into winter mode: the temporary place comes back in Paris on January 19, 2018

Did you miss it? It’s coming back! Ground Control announced to be back in the 12th arrondissement in Paris from January 19, 2018… We imagine that the many lovers of this underground and temporary place – Ground Control – will be in!

Remember, last summer, Ground Control came back with its original name after taking over Paris 18th arrondissement in 2016 and under the name “Grand Train”.

In 2017, Ground Control changed quarters to take over the terrace of Halle Charolais (a secret SNCF Immobilier venue) nestled in Paris 12th arrondissement from May to mid-September.

For over four months, Ground Control, summer 2017 edition, seduced everyone looking for original and atypical venues thanks to a 1,500-sqm outdoor terrace, Fermes de Gally kitchen gardens, gardening workshops, as well as a solarium, a producers’ market and 6 catering areas and 3 refreshment stands.

This winter, Ground Control comes back in Paris to entertain you while the weather gets colder.

But the question is to know where Ground Control winter season will set and when? So far, we don’t mess with a winning team! Ground Control will take over the 12th arrondissement again at 81 rue du Charolais. There will be a second entrance as well at 87 rue du Charolais.

Regarding the opening date, meet from January 19, 2018 at 12 p.m.!

But what does Ground Control have in store for us? The multidisciplinary and independent place will reveal a 1,500-sqm terrace and for the first time, it will be set inside Halle Charolais offering then indoor spaces covering over 4,500-sqm!

On the menu:

  • Halle à Manger: to share and enjoy large guest wooden tables; with Faggio (traditional pizza), Mr Zhao (modern Chinese), Solina (fresh pasta with ancient wheat), Chilam (100% homemade Mexican), Table nali (African fusion), RØK by WoodMen (Danish cuisine), Rozell & Co (organic pure butter pancakes), Peppa Porchetta (Italian with hands), The Asado Club (Argentinian barbecue by Carbon team)…

  • Zone Franche: an event zone with stores and markets (including the plant concept store Mama Petula, Karlsen Jakobsson, the Grand Train by SNCF store, the Charybde bookstore), workshops and galleries, a gym, musical stages, a children playground, the Ground Control Radio studio.

  • Grand Verger: a garden-terrace and a kitchen garden with Les Fermes de Gally

  • Several new restaurants inside

  • A wine cellar and a cocktail bar, speakeasy way

  • A coffee-shop

  • Restaurants outside with bars and delicatessen

  • Music, live show and exhibitions, workshops

Please note that Ground Control will also display a new image with a new signature: “Libres & Curieux” [Free & Curious] betting on independence, experience, impertinence, sharing, pluralism and solidarity.

Practical information:
Ground Control, winter edition 2018
From January 19, 2018 at 12 p.m.
Opening hours:

  • Wednesday: 12 p.m. – 12 a.m.
  • Thursday: 12 p.m. – 12 a.m.
  • Friday: 12 p.m. – 12 a.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. p.m. – 12 a.m.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

81-87 rue du Charolais – 75013 Paris

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Caroline J.
Last updated on 18 January 2018

Practical information


81 Rue du Charolais
75012 Paris 12

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Ouverture le 24 janvier 2018 à 12h

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