Charles de Gaulle – Étoile (Paris Métro and RER)

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Not to be confused with Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport.
Charles de Gaulle – Étoile (M) (RER)
Paris Métro rapid transit station
RER commuter rail station
Metro de Paris - Ligne 2 - Charles de Gaulle - Etoile 02.jpg
Line 2 platforms
Station statistics
Address Place de l'Étoile
Paris, Île-de-France, France
  Metro-M.svg Paris m 1 jms.svg
  Metro-M.svg Paris m 2 jms.svg
  Metro-M.svg Paris m 6 jms.svg
Platforms 8 side platforms (2 per line)
Tracks 8 (2 per line)
Other information
Opened 19 July 1900
Station code 1812
Owned by RATP
Fare zone 1
Navigo Accepted
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
toward La Défense
Metro-M.svg Paris m 1 jms.svg
Metro-M.svg Paris m 2 jms.svg
toward Nation
Terminus Metro-M.svg Paris m 6 jms.svg
toward Nation
Preceding station   RER   Following station

Charles de Gaulle – Étoile is a station on Paris Métro Line 1 and of the RER urban rail network. It lies on the boundary of the 8th, 16th, and 17th arrondissements of Paris. Originally called simply Étoile, after its location at Place de l'Étoile, it took on the additional name of President Charles de Gaulle from 1970.

The platforms are built beneath Place de l'Étoile, which is situated at the end of the Avenue des Champs-Élysées. The Arc de Triomphe is in the centre of the Place. Lines 1 and 2 have two side platforms each, while the terminus on Line 6 is a single track with two platforms situated in a loop; passengers alight on the left platform and board on the right. Trains depart immediately from this station and make a longer stop at Kléber.


Although Line 1 had opened on 19 July 1900, Étoile station only opened on 1 September that year, being followed quickly by the Line 6 station (on 2 October) and the line 2 station (on 13 December; this station was initially the terminus of a shuttle from Porte Dauphine before the line was extended to Anvers on 7 October 1902). The RER line A station, 30 m deeper, opened on 21 February 1970, initially as the terminus of a shuttle from La Défense. After the death of Charles de Gaulle on 13 November 1970, Place de l'Étoile was renamed Place Charles de Gaulle and the station was renamed as Charles de Gaulle – Étoile. The RER was extended to Auber on 23 November 1971.

Station layout[edit]

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine for platform connection, passageway to RER platforms
Side platform with PSDs, doors will open on the right
Westbound  (M) (1) toward La Défense – Grande Arche (Argentine)
Eastbound  (M) (1) toward Château de Vincennes (George V)
Side platform with PSDs, doors will open on the right
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound  (M) (6) toward Nation (Kléber)
Side platform, Not in service
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound  (M) (2) toward Porte Dauphine (Victor Hugo)
Northbound  (M) (2) toward Nation (Ternes)
Side platform, doors will open on the right




See also[edit]


  • Roland, Gérard (2003). Stations de métro. D’Abbesses à Wagram. Éditions Bonneton.

Coordinates: 48°52′25″N 2°17′40″E / 48.87361°N 2.29444°E / 48.87361; 2.29444