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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
+39 06 688271
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a beautiful church to visit & more so if you are looking for Caravaggio’s work. Located very close to Pantheon

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank kalp-51
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not only is this a beautiful church and portrait of St Louis. Caravaggio’s Matthew demands a visit. Magnificent painting.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Patmcnam
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have an appreciation for art and miss the Borghese gallery while in Rome, you can head over here to see some pieces of France. Yes, you read it right, this church was dedicated to St. Louis IX, King of France. There, in the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank OnYourMarkTravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Do yourself a favor and check this place out. Only need around 10-15 minutes to see the inside. Free entry. Incredible detail and absolutely mind blowing

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank 301ericw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are visiting the Piazza Navona be sure to go into the San Luigi dei Francesi Church. One of the chapels features three Caravaggios.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank So_Cal_Illini_81
Reviewed 29 January 2019

My only wish was that I had prepared better and researched the paintings a little more so that I could appreciate them better.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Cassie W
Reviewed 27 January 2019

Don't miss to visit the French church, on Piazza San Luigi de' Fracesi, visited by many french and international tourists, has a french history and overall 3 very nice paintings of Caravagio, with explications of his history,

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 31 December 2018

I am sure that the Church of San Luigi dei Francesi is a fine church to visit for other reasons, but when you have a chapel with three Caravaggio paintings, it is perfectly permissible to visit for that purpose only. You enter the church through...More

Date of experience: October 2018
6  Thank AnthonyCordato
Reviewed 18 December 2018

Not only you can see 3 caravaggio painting for free but they are also at the place they wre designed to be , not in some art museum but in an active , functioning church. PS Excellent small detour from the Pantheon or piazza Novona

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kostasantono
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Beware that this church is closed on Thursday afternoons; as a result, if Thursday is the only day you can see it, make sure to visit in the morning (by 12:30pm). The 3 Caravaggio paintings are located in the front left of the church, and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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9 January 2019|
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Response from Charming_Karl | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I'm afraid I did not see Bastiat's tomb when I was there.
4 March 2016|
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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
4 July 2015|
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Response from ChristinaE986 | 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