Place Jean Moulin
Jean Moulin (1899-1943) is one of the emblematic figures of the French Resistance. After being appointed the youngest Prefect in France in 1937, he was removed from office in 1940 by the Vichy government. He went to London a year later and put himself at General de Gaulle's service. De Gaulle gave him the mission of uniting the resistance movements in the southern (unoccupied) zone. Moulin was arrested during a meeting in June 1943 in Caluire, outside of Lyon. He did not talk under torture, and died in July while being taken to Germany. A bust was erected on the Place Jean Moulin with former resistants in the audience.