Located at the border of the 6th and the 14th and taking in the rather bleak Tour Montparnasse (itself located in the 15th), this neighbourhood was once popular with artists such as Picasso and Matisse looking to escape the escalating rents of Montmartre. Unlike Montmartre however, Montparnesse has little left to show for its bohemian past. It’s now a busy commercial and business district, though it still has a good choice of affordable housing, some nice brasseries and restaurants, and plenty of shops of all kinds, including supermarkets. Numerous Métro stations make for a quick trip into the centre of Paris too. Tourists come here to visit the Montparnasse Cemetery, the final resting place of such celebrated Parisians as Baudelaire, Sartre, and Serge Gainsbourg.