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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  • We were staying in Rome near the Piazza Navona. The Church of the French is a short walk from it. The church is famous for its three Caravaggio paintings devoted to St. Matthew. The church is very....  more »
  • Definitely, one of the most beautiful Churches in Rome, I recommend you enter and visit it, the interior is amazing and breathtaking and it's free to visit. We stopped by it to get cover from the...  more »
  • We have visited this church many times. It is enclosed between the Pantheon and Piazza Navona, in the city center of Rome. From an artistic point of view, the church is a tribute to France through....  more »
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  • Stunning! From the outside it could look like a classic Church, but the inside will make you change ideas! It's known mostly for the 3 Caravaggio's on the left side in the back of the Church (which are absolutely amazing) but I suggest you to stare also at the beautiful ceiling and at the columns (every part of this church is a real work of art and hides a treasure).
  • The three Caravaggios here are amazing. It is worth the detour from the Pantheon. The church on it's own is very pretty and as expected full of French references and symbols.
  • Absolutely breathtaking! Can't wait to go back! Happened upon it by accident. Not Catholic and it ranked up there with my favorites in the world.
  • Just next to Piazza Navona this church possesses very important art pieces from Caravaggio. The entry is free but to see the fresco's you have to insert a coin in order to activate the lighting in the church.
  • Wonderful Catholic Church. It is in charge of French people, and they make a great work in the maintenance of the place. The church has a lot of paintings, including three of Caravaggio, (this is a tourist motivation to go inside this church).

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