Just a few blocks from Piazza Navona, the Church of San Luigi dei Francesi is just one of a number of French churches in Rome. It is perhaps the most famous because of the paintings by Caravaggio in the Contarelli Chapel (first chapel the left of the altar.) The paintings depict scenes from the life of St. Matthew. Take euro coins to turn on the lights in the chapel. There is plenty more to see in the church including the magnificent ceiling. This is one of more popular places in Rome with tour groups congregating around the chapel as soon as it opens. Your best time to visit for unimpeded viewing is about an hour before closing time in the evening.
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