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Church of St. Louis of the French, Rome

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Churches, Tourist Spots
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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. Plan your visit to Church of St. Louis of the French and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Rome vacation builder.
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  • Visiting this church you can admire the frescoes of great painters such as Caravaggio is like no other!
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  • The Church is behind palazzo Madama and expresses a classic Baroque. I'm not crazy for the Baroque, but that of s. Luigi dei Francesi is lovable because in the chapel on the top left there are the magnificent works by Caravaggio which, individually, might warrant a day in Rome
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  • Place a church along a side street of the famous pantheon, Let dark (if no fee) a small side chapel read Rome guide that shows the presence of the triptych of Caravaggio and ... ... ... ... A thousand emotions will arrive at your sight. The pictures are sensational, incredible black and sharpness of the awesome colors. Is ' the painter who blow your mind again and again. Not to be missed
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  • Ornate Renaissance and baroque art and sculpture. 3 amazing Caravaggio's
  • Here you'll find 3 amazing paintings of Caravaggio: they are awesome!
  • Beautiful church and a great opportunity to see the paintings of Caravaggio outside of a museum. Only in Rome would paintings of such splendor be in a little church that most of the crowds a block away in Piazza Navona have never heard of.
  • The National church of France in Rome. The paintings of Carvaggio adore the left side of the church and are brilliant. The facade has statues of Charlemagne, St. Louis etc. A wonderful place to visit
  • The church is extremely rich, but it would be just a common rich church without the 5-star paintings of Caravaggio.
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