According to his vida, he composed "couplets while he was in the monastery and sirventes on subjects that were popular in the region." The Monge requested and received the priory of Montaudon from the abbot of Aurillac. Montaudon may be identified with Montauban or perhaps with a Mons Odonis southeast of Clermont. He became so popular with local nobility that he was taken from his monastery to serve them, receiving honours and gifts in return.
In this way he greatly improved the state of his priorate and, upon his request, was released from his monastic vocation by his abbot to follow Alfonso II of Aragon, whose vassal the viscount of Carlat and lord of Vic was.
This is the view of his vida. He may have simply abandoned holy orders.
Internal evidence in his poems suggests wide wanderings, to Périgord, Languedoc, and Catalonia, and the patronage of Dalfi d"Alvernha and Maria de Ventadorn. At Alfonso"s court, according to his vida, he ate meat, courted women, and composed songs and poems.
According to his vida, he held the "suzerainty" of the "court of Puy" (cour du Puy) until it was dissolved.
After this he went to Roussillon, where he became prior of the Benedictine priory of Saint-Pierre-de-Belloc, near Villafranca, though this establishment was not, contrary to his vida, a dependent of Aurillac. He is said to have "enriched and improved it" before "ending his days" there.