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Church of St. Louis of the French

Piazza San Luigi de' Francesi, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 688271
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Closed on Thursdays! The famous painter Caravaggio (1573-1610) was commissioned to paint for this church, where in one of its chapels is his realistic naturalism in three scenes of the life of St. Matthew.
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Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Piazza San Luigi de' Francesi, 00186 Rome, Italy
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was so impressive go in a church in the center of Rome and have the chance to see 3 beautiful masterpieces of one of my favourite painter Caravaggio

Thank Massimiliano V
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just steps from the Pantheon, I cannot imagine having not visited this on my visit to Rome. The Caravaggio’s understandably steal the show, but take advantage of the chance to appreciate the other art (the portrait of Saint Sebastian was one of my unexpected favorites)....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This Baroque church is one of the most beautiful. Close to Pantheon and Piazza Navona, this French religious place is luxurious. Fortunately it is not as crowded as other major sights in Rome.

Thank Leon L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to this church to see the famous St Matthew Caravaggios with my son. But I was also stricken by the overall architecture and decoration of the church especially the chapel of St. Louis. A visit is a must while in Rome.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If I have one suggestion for Rome visitors, never pass up an opportunity to enter a church, no matter how inconspicuous they appear from the outside. This is our second visit, this time we were the guides for friends and family who came along this...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church is worth visiting for the two paintings by Caravaggio. Another church that is modest on the outside but with wonderful paintings in the inside. It is located not far from the Piazza Navona.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

you just can wander in and there is three I repeat three, Caravaggios under your nose. With no people crowding around.

Thank mcwDurham
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fairly easy to find but the outside does not prepare for the inside. The church is very nice as churches go in that vintage. The art work will astound as you will see paintings that you have known about for as long as you can...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two excellent paintings by Caravaggio, free of charge, easily within reach from Pantheon or Piazza Navona. Educative texts in the church.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Here you'll find 3 of Caravaggio's best works, put in the original context, something you do not find in museums. This otherwise unimpressive church is centrally located near Piazza Navona, in the heart of Rome; just bring a few Euros to operate the lighting to...More

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marcik525
4 March 2016|
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Response from kalp-51 | Reviewed this property |
There are just few steps,so one will have to lift up the wheel chair. There is no Ramp
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Gillseywillsey
4 July 2015|
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Response from Christina E | Reviewed this property |
As others have already said, the church is free to visit. I would recommend attending a Mass to see the church at its best, as they light it well then. Again, to illuminate the Carravagios, there is a 1e charge slot... More
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