San Luigi dei francesi - Roma

The construction of the church of Saint-Louis of the French (San Luigi dei Francesi), the façade of which was made by Giacomo della Porta and Domenico Fontana, was ordered in 1518 by Giulio de' Medici who became pope Clement VII in 1523 and finished in 1589. Amid the inside ornaments made in the XVIIIth century, you can admire the famous Saint-Matthew cycle by Caravaggio displayed in one of the chapels.

Being the French National Church in Rome, San Luigi dei Francesi only celebrates masses in French.

To see: the statues of Charlemagne and Saint-Louis by Pierre l'Estache, the Assumption of the Virgin by Francesco Bassano, frescos depicting the life of Saint-Cecilia, frescos relating Sain-Louis's life, three paintings by Caravaggio in the Contarelli chapel namely Saint-Matthew's vocation, Saint-Matthew and the angel, Saint-Matthew's martyr, the façade of the Saint-Louis of the French Palace made in the XVIIIth century adjacent to the church; Next to: Pantheon, Piazza Navona.


closed on thursday afternoon

Address : Piazza San Luigi dei francesi Roma Italy

Phone : +39 06 68 8271

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