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Church of St. Louis of the French, Rome

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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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  • There are lots of churches in Rome, each as beautiful as the next, but few have something special. This one has the chapel with paintings by Caravaggio, and as a fan, ranks it highly. Worth a visit... 
    There are lots of churches in Rome, each as beautiful as the next, but few have something special. This one has the chapel with paintings by Caravaggio, and as a fan, ranks it highly. Worth a visit...  more »
  • The Church is located close to Piazza Navona and is world renowned for the three paintings by Baroque master Caravaggio in the Contarelli Chapel. These are truly magnificent! The church also has... 
    The Church is located close to Piazza Navona and is world renowned for the three paintings by Baroque master Caravaggio in the Contarelli Chapel. These are truly magnificent! The church also has...  more »
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  • A beautiful Baroque church filled with Caravaggio's works. Breathtaking and the way his paintings are mounted add even more to the drama of his paintings. A must see! It is a bit crowded, especially among his more famous works, but definitely worth braving the crowds.
  • Nice paintings from Caravaggio in this almost hidden church on the way to the Pantheon. Personally, I dislike this concept of "Pay per view" in which someone needs to pay some money for the paintings to be illuminated. Really? I would imagine the church has more than enough money to not ask for this.

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