14e. The Montmartre of the Left Bank, Montparnasse has eschewed the picturesque for a somewhat seedy air. Artists and revolutionaries – Rousseau, Chagall, Lenin and Trotsky – rubbed shoulders in the famous cafés along boulevard Montparnasse, and the Coupole, Dôme, Rotonde, and Hemingway’s favourite Closerie de lilas are still reasons to visit this quarter. A host of literati are buried in the local Cimitière de Montparnasse (Beaudelaire, Simone de Beauvoir, Sartre); millions of lesser mortals occupy the Catacombes (see page 219). The 200 m-high Tour de Montpar nasse is a landmark, a brilliant look-out with a 56th-floor bar and no queues.