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“Great History”

Church of St. Louis of the French
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US$375.20*
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Private Baroque Walking Tour of Rome: Bernini, Caravaggio, Michelangelo, and...
Ranked #16 of 1,514 things to do in Rome
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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.
Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, United States
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“Great History”
Reviewed 29 February 2012

Not the best for little children. But very interesting for hstory buffs

Visited September 2011
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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“Church - good to see”
Reviewed 29 February 2012

When in Rome see as much as possible. This church was very nice and well worth the visit.

Visited August 2011
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Rome, Italy
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“Come to pray -- and see the Carravaggios”
Reviewed 23 February 2012

This is the French church in Rome. Artistically, the highlight is the St. Matthew chapel with the three paintings by Caravaggio. They are some of his best works, especially The Calling of St. Matthew, as it evokes Michaelangelo's image of thebcreation of man on the ceiling in the Sistine chapel. There is also a small French bookstore next to the Church.

Visited November 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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“Caravaggio”
Reviewed 22 February 2012

Heres the place to see Caravaggio - three paintings in a side altar

Visited February 2012
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Rome, Italy
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“Caravaggio 1,2,3”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

I live in Rome but don't often have a chance to just walk around in the historic center. But when I do, I love to make the round of churches to visit my old friends, the paintings by Caravaggio. San Luigi dei Francesi has no less than three painting by this Master. And they are gorgeous. I could look at them for hours. Look for the self portrait in the background of "The martyrdom of St Matthew"!

Visited February 2012
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