- Innocent II, in 1132, blessed the new parts of the abbatial.
- The abbatial was completed, after 1370, by his nephew, Gregory XI.
- He was the architect who, in 1231, commenced the abbatial church of St. Nicaise.
- The large abbatial church of St. Germer, if not beautiful, is of archological interest.
- The present upper windows of the abbatial are poor examples of Louis-Philippes day.