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Façade of San Luigi dei Francesi, National Church in Rome of France.
|Location||Piazza di S. Luigi de Francesi
|Ecclesiastical or organizational status||Titular church, National Church in Rome of France|
Mgr Patrick Valdrini
|Architect(s)||Giacomo della Porta, Domenico Fontana|
|Direction of façade||E
|Length||51 metres (167 ft)|
|Width||35 metres (115 ft)|
|Width (nave)||14 metres (46 ft)|
San Luigi dei Francesi is a French church in Rome. It was build by Giacomo della Porta who completed it in 1859. The church is found near the Roman Pantheon, Piazza Navona and the French Cultural Center. The main attraction are some Caravaggio paintings; The Calling of Saint Matthew, The Inspiration of Saint Matthew, and the Martyrdom of Saint Matthew.
The church is also a burial site for Pauline de Beaumont, Frédéric Bastiat, and Cardinal François-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis.
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