La Vergne de Tressan was the prior of Saint-Germain. He was brought up as a Calvinist but converted to Catholicism, took orders and devoted himself to the conversion of the Huguenots. He visited Palestine after 1653, probably around 1655. The work includes descriptions of Malta and Cyprus, as well as a detailed account of the Holy Land.
Relation Nouvelle Et Exacte D’Un Voyage De La Terre Sainte. Ou Description de l’état present des lieux où se sont passées les principales actions de la vie de Jesus-Christ. A Paris, Chez Antoine Dezallier, ruë S. Jacques, à la Couronne d’Or. M. DC.LXXXVIII. Avec Privilege Du Roy.