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Church of St. Louis of the French, Rome

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One of five national churches of France located in Italy, Church of St. Louis of the French features three world-renowned paintings by the Baroque master Caravaggio representing the major events from the life of St. Matthew. Artist Domenichino, whose portrayal of the life of St. Cecilia is considered one of his masterpieces, created many of the frescoes. Several other notable artists worked on the decoration of the interior. The church was constructed between 1518 and 1589. It was eventually completed though the personal intervention of Catherine de Medici, an Italian noblewoman who was the wife and mother of several French kings. Church of St. Louis of the French is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
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  • If you like Caravaggio paintings, this is the place to come - especially the wonderful “Vocation of St. Matthew”. It’s close to the Piazza Navona and is well worth the visit. 
    If you like Caravaggio paintings, this is the place to come - especially the wonderful “Vocation of St. Matthew”. It’s close to the Piazza Navona and is well worth the visit.  more »
  • The church is not huge by any means and not particularly beautiful. But, oh my, you have those three Caravaggio originals featuring Matthew. Even if you don't want to visit churches and basilicas... 
    The church is not huge by any means and not particularly beautiful. But, oh my, you have those three Caravaggio originals featuring Matthew. Even if you don't want to visit churches and basilicas...  more »
  • beautiful church near piazza navona,there is the painitng of caravaggio in it and many tourists go to see it. 
    beautiful church near piazza navona,there is the painitng of caravaggio in it and many tourists go to see it.  more »
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  • If this isn’t on your list of places to visit in Rome, add it now! Beautiful baroque church with incredible art from some dead guy named Caravaggio (sarcasm). The only reason I’m giving 4 starts instead of 5 is I don’t necessarily agree with the pay per view aspect of the paintings. In order to illuminate the painting for a period of ~2 minutes someone must insert 1-2 € into a machine. Otherwise, this is an absolute gem and must visit if you appreciate art!
  • A personal favorite out of all the churches and places I've gone on this Italy trip. The ceiling is beautiful. The numerous altars lining the inner walls are fantastic. This church will get very popular during peak hours so please remember to remain quiet out of respect. People were asked to be silent numerous times on our stay over the loudspeaker which was very disrupting.
  • This place is amazing! It's free to enter and has some amazing paintings that could be in a large museum. I'm only posting one picture in the hopes that you'll take the time to visit. Stop by between the Pantheon and Navona. You won't regret it!
  • A beautiful Baroque church filled with Caravaggio's works. Breathtaking and the way his paintings are mounted add even more to the drama of his paintings. A must see! It is a bit crowded, especially among his more famous works, but definitely worth braving the crowds.
  • It was very worthy to visit. Caravaggio paintings are at the left-hand side, the end of the church. Because of the number of tourists, it is hard to spend enjoying the paintings for more than a few minutes. Even though it is very beautiful here and free of charge!

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