Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Bourbon Crypt in Nova Gorica, Slovenia

The resting place of the last of the Bourbons is in the Franciscan Monastery of Konstanjevica in Nova Gorica in Slovenia. Marie-Thérèse-Charlotte, the daughter of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette, is buried there, with her husband and cousin, the Duc d'Angouleme, as well as her uncle Charles X. Also in the crypt are the princess' nephew Henri V, his wife Marie-Thérèse de Modena, and his sister Louise d'Artois, the widowed Duchess of Parma. The exiled French royal family first came there in 1836 to escape the cholera epidemic which was sweeping Europe and stayed at the Coronini Palace in Nova Gorica, as is described in the novel Madame Royale. Seventeen days after their arrival, Charles X died of cholera on November 6, 1836. He was buried in the nearby monastery, where later a special crypt for the family was constructed. Share


May said...

It's a pity they weren't re-buried in France later on. The exiled Orléans were.

elena maria vidal said...

Yes, it is a pity.