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Church of St. Louis of the French

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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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Piazza San Luigi de' Francesi, 00186 Rome, Italy
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
+39 06 688271
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Chiesa di San Luigi dei Francesi might appear to be yet another among the hundreds or thousands of overwrought Baroque churches in Rome, but it holds a special place of anyone interested in art history because of its three Caravaggio paintings centering on the...More

Thank Panajody
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very nice church close to Pantheon. We heard that it is famous for Caravaggios but could not see any. Because there was only one Caravaggio copy and no another one during our visit, and it was told us the original one was...More

Thank SarpedonfromLycia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful Baroque church with as a highlight, the three canvases of the life of St Matthew by Caravaggio. No lines, just stroll in and enjoy - fabulous.

Thank yns_10
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Thank vonnegirl
Reviewed 11 June 2018

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
Reviewed 3 June 2018 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.

Thank Familytraveller652
Reviewed 1 June 2018

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

1  Thank Jerry R
Reviewed 30 May 2018

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.

1  Thank PrestonGuild
Reviewed 26 May 2018

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

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Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
With three of Rome’s most beloved piazzas within a
five-minute walk of each other, the
Navona/Pantheon/Campo area may be the prettiest and
most picturesque area of the city. Join the beautiful
throngs hanging out in cafes, boutiques, art
galleries, and wine bars, or peek at a neighbourhood
museum or monument. If you want nonstop movida, the
streets here are busy with chic bicyclists and Vespa
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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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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