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Church of St. Louis of the French

Piazza San Luigi de' Francesi, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 688271
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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 3 days ago

A few friends and I had an afternoon where we visited several churches to see some of the Caravaggio's in Rome. The Calling of Matthew which is in this church is amazing. The church itself is also very beautiful. As always when visiting a church...More

Thank Haley H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great religious art is everywhere in Rome, and this is one of the stops you should make. Closed for part of the day so plan your visit.

Thank mikerutherford
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very near from major attractions just walkable distance. Its much like Vatican, paintings are adorable

Thank BeingBobby
Reviewed 1 week ago

The people are fantastic willing to help. The sites are unbeliviable and naturally the food is magnificent. Don't miss the magic !!!

Thank Bockeeper
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful reverential church near the Piazza Navona. You need to dress respectfully and remember to be quiet as you are in God's house. The church's claim to fame is Caravaggio's The Calling of St. Matthew. Its unfortunate that the painting does not...More

Thank Grant A
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of so many church buildings in Rome that are worth visiting if you are passing, but you do not need to go out of your way to view it. The fact that it is the Church of the French in Rome makes...More

Thank ShaunH290
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church had beautiful frescoes and paintings and there was gold inlaid in the celings and walls. Very beautiful altars.

Thank jjfp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't miss it. It is considered as the church of the French in Rome since 1589. The façade is magnificent and has the logo of the King François 1er. Inside the church you will discover the Contarelli Chapel with 3 paintings of the Caravaggio representing...More

Thank fuola43
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is located near the Panteon so it is definitely worth a visit! The paintings from Carvaggio are beautiful and also there are other art pieces that are just beautiful. In front each chapel there i a machine and if you put euro it will...More

Thank Alexander P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As amazing as all of the churches are in Rome, this one is special since it has a few Caravaggio paintings. Put the coin in the box to the right and the light will come on for a couple of minutes...or just wait a few...More

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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 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