Paris Travel Planner   Place Charles de Gaulle-Étoile, Paris
On the hill at the western end of Paris's Avenue des Champs-Élysées stands the Arc de Triomphe, right in the middle of Place Charles de Gaulle-Étoile.




The Arc de Triomphe is among the most familiar symbols and landmarks of Paris.

Perhaps less familiar is where it stands: in the very center of the Place Charles de Gaulle-Étoile.

Known for years simply as Place de l'Étoile because of the many-pointed star pattern in the paving stones of the roadway circling the Arc, the grand plaza was renamed to honor France's World War II military leader and president of the Fifth French Republic.

The Place Charles de Gaulle-Étoile is important to know because of the important Métro station beneath it, the meeting-point of several Métro and bus lines, and as a stopping-point for other buses, including the Air France airport buses (Les Cars Air France). More...

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