France. Paris. Arc de Triomphe. Toni Srdanovic drives his car on the Place Charles de Gaulle. Policemen and french flag. The Place Charles de Gaulle, historically known as the Place de l'Étoile, is a large road junction and the meeting point of twelve straight avenues (hence its historic name, which translates as "Square of the Star"). It was renamed in 1970 following the death of General and President Charles de Gaulle. It is still often referred to by its original name. Model released. 18.06.10 © 2010 Didier Ruef..