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Charles de Gaulle–Étoile is a station on Line 1, Line 2 and Line 6 of the Paris Métro, as well as on Île-de-France’s commuter rail RER A. It lies on the border 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 in 1970. The station owes its original name Étoile to its location under the Place de l’Étoile, as it was then called because of the multiple avenues that intersect there, thus giving it the shape of a star.