In 1668 the duke of Montausier procured for him the post of lecteur to the dauphin.
The hilly regions of Limousin, Prigord and the Cvennes are the home of the chestnut, which in some places is still a staple food; walnuts grow on the lower levels of the central plateau and in lower Dauphin and Provence, figs and almonds in Provence, oranges and citrons on the Mediterranean coast, apricots in central France, the olive in Provcnce and the lower valleys of the Rhneand Durancc. Truffles arc found under Silk Cocoons.
It was he who effected a reconciliation between the king and the dauphin after the revolt of the latter.
In 1413 he resumed his role of mediator, and was for a short time tutor to the dauphin.