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Church of St. Louis of the French

#15 of 1,325 things to do in Rome
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Address: Piazza San Luigi de' Francesi, 00186 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 688271
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Closed on Thursdays! The famous painter Caravaggio (1573-1610) was...

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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3 paintings by Caravaggio

Here you can really study the 3 works by the painter Caravaggio, but be sure to bring an euro or two to put in the light-box.You also have to check the opening times

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Raelingen Municipality, Norway
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Raelingen Municipality, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Here you can really study the 3 works by the painter Caravaggio, but be sure to bring an euro or two to put in the light-box.You also have to check the opening times

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is a beautiful church. Everything in it is amazing: the ceiling, the paintings and not only the Caravaggio but all the others. It is a must see if you are in the area.

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Bologna, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The church has the most famous paintings carried out by Caravaggio. They are stunning and the details are breathtaking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we only wanted to see Caravaggios 'Calling of St Matthew' but the whole church is outstanding, so many breathtaking frescos.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stunning Caravaggio paintings. Right off of Piazza Navonna but usually not crowded. You feel like you are in a church, not a tourist trap. A must see!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On our way to Piazza Navona and Pantheon, our priest recommended we see this Church. The paintings were amazing!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Building of San Luigi dei Francesi was a bit of a stop, start project. Building started in 1518 under French architect Jean de Chenevière and came to a halt in 1524 due to lack of funds and the 1527 Sacking of Rome. Very little remained of the original structure, when building started up again in 1549, under Pope Paul III.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely gorgeous and holy French-Italian church. Location is kind of hidden, so please, carry your map.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a little biased as I'm a huge fan of Caravaggio but there's something particularly special about viewing pieces of work where they were meant to be viewed, as opposed to the almost clinical environment of a gallery. The works are stunning, as is the rest of the church. My partner (who isn't an art lover, nor religious) adored this... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted to see this church mainly because i knew it had caravaggio paintings within, quite dark inside, like all churches in rome its impressive generally but ive had to knock a star off as there was some kind of work going on down the altar end of the church which prevented us from fully exploring, under normal circumstances im... More 

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