Charles de Gaulle – Etoile is located at the western most point of the infamous Champs Elysees. It services Metro Lines 1, 2 and 6 as well as the RER rails. Charles de Gaulle – Etoile is in fare zone 1.
The metro station was originally opened in 1900 when the road above was called Place de l'Etoile. When the junction's name switched to Charles de Gaulle, the station changed their name to become a combination of the two. The RER railway station was added in 1970 after a 30 meter expansion.
Travelers beware: trains depart as quickly as they come at Charles de Gaulle – Etoile and make a longer stop at Kleber, just down the line.
The station is extremely close to the celebrated Arc de Triomphe and the driving catastrophe known as "Star Square," where 12 avenues intersect and drivers, literally, fend for their lives.