The Bourbons of France in exile in Gorizia


In 1830, after the abdication of Charles X and his son Louis-Antoine, Duke of Angoulême, the Bourbons left France and the throne on which they have reigned over for two centuries permanently.

The long route to exile, from Scotland via Bohemia, brought the royal family in 1836 to Gorizia, then part of the Austrian empire. The small city on the Isonzo river bank warmly welcomed the prestigious guests and soon established a deep bond between Gorizia and the family, that consolidated when Charles X and his descendants decided to choose the Franciscan Monastery of Kostanjevica, today in Slovenia, as the burial place for the family.

LUNGHEZZA: 3.44 km