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. Church of St. Louis of the French is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
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Chiesa di San Luigi Dei Francese is yet another Baroque masterpiece and home to three magnificent Caravaggio paintings about the life of St. Matthew in the Contarelli Chapel. I do not want to use my..... more »
This church is a must see when you visit Rome. Located right in the center of the city, it is a special place because it’s the home of three amazing paintings by Caravaggio. Make sure you bring a lot.... more »
Stunning! From the outside it could look like a classic Church, but the inside will make you change ideas! It's known mostly for the 3 Caravaggio's on the left side in the back of the Church (which are absolutely amazing) but I suggest you to stare also at the beautiful ceiling and at the columns (every part of this church is a real work of art and hides a treasure).
The three Caravaggios here are amazing. It is worth the detour from the Pantheon. The church on it's own is very pretty and as expected full of French references and symbols.
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