On the top of the Montagne, one can visit the Panthéon or the library Sainte-Geneviève, which is often full of students from La Sorbonne and other nearby universities. In the small streets of the Montagne, one can enjoy lots of bars and restaurants, for instance in the Rue Mouffetard.
The École Polytechnique used to be located on the Montagne; its former buildings are now the Ministry of Research. On the other side of the montagne lies the rue d'Ulm and the École Normale Supérieure.
Around 1110 C.E., the famous scholar/philosopher Peter Abelard set up a school on the Montagne, returning there again in 1136.