Témoignage de John Evelyn (1644)
After dinner, I went to see the St. Chapelle, a prime place of devotion, where is kept one of the thorns of our Saviour’s crown, and a piece of the real cross ; excellent paintings on glass, and some few statues of stone and wood, which they show for curiosities.
(The diary of John Evelyn, Ed. William Bray, J.M. DENT et E.P DULTON, London-New York, 1905, Tome I, p.77–78.)