The building located at 84, Avenue Foch, is famous for being the Gestapo headquarter during the German occupation of France. The buildings on eighter side, the number 82 and 86, were also occupied by the Germans.
On March 22, 1944, Pierre Brossolette committed suicide by jumping from the fifth floor of the building, he did so to prevent himself from speaking and thus denouncing other members of the resistance. He had previously been savagely beaten but had not given any other name than his own.
The lawn directly across the street is dedicated to him.
Jean Moulin, another famous member of the resistance, is one of the very few who died under torture without implicating other members.