We have to go back to the Middle Age, more precisely to the year 1239, in order to understand the genesis of this gem among Beaune heritage. Coming from the Orient regions, a cortege of Franciscan monks was walking that year to Paris.
With their faith and courage for self-defense, guided by Francis of Assisi, those valiant believers escorted at the cost of their lives the “Holy Crown of Thorns”, eternal symbol of Christ’s suffering. But at the approach of Beaune, one of those braves, Valérien, was badly infected by a disease. Weaken, in the incapacity to pursue his journey despite all his willingness to accomplish it, Valérien did not have other choice but to stop in Beaune with the help of one of his companions.