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Church of St. Louis of the French
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Owner description: 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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“Do not miss it”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

Beautiful Caravaggio paintings. The church is home to the French community, Masses are held in French and sometimes Latin.

Visited March 2012
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“Nice half-hour stop near the Pantheon”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

I enjoyed seeing this very ornate church near the Pantheon. There are three Rafael paintings, not to be missed, and a beautiful ceiling fresco.

Visited October 2012
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“Caravaggio and Church fans only”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

A great place to admire the Caravaggio paintings, and the actual church and alter was just as impressive. Try going early mornings to avoid the tourists.

Visited November 2012
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“Caravaggio is great”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

The church is great (as are so many in Rome) but it is not far from the must visit piazza Navona. The 3 paintings by Caravaggio are amongst the best in Rome. Take coins to turn the lights on. One of the highlights of my Rome trip.

Visited November 2012
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“Nice Church”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

Must stop and visit it. it's one of the church you can visit in Rome but this one has an impressive decoration, painting and details.

Visited November 2012
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