San Nicola dei Lorenesi

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Church of Saint Nicholas of the Lorrains
San Nicola dei Lorenesi (Italian)
Saint-Nicolas-des-Lorrains (French)
Sant Nicola dei Lorenesi Rome.jpg
Façade of San Nicola dei Lorenesi, National Church in Rome of France (Duchy of Lorraine).
Basic information
Location Italy Rome
Geographic coordinates 41°53′59.6″N 12°28′20.7″E / 41.899889°N 12.472417°E / 41.899889; 12.472417Coordinates: 41°53′59.6″N 12°28′20.7″E / 41.899889°N 12.472417°E / 41.899889; 12.472417
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Province Rome
Year consecrated 1636
Ecclesiastical or organizational status National Church in Rome of France
Website Official website
Architectural description
Architect(s) François Desjardins
Architectural type Church
Architectural style Baroque
Completed 1632

The Church of Saint Nicholas of the Lorrainers (Italian: San Nicola dei Lorenesi, French: Saint-Nicolas-des-Lorrains) is a Roman Catholic church dedicated to Saint Nicholas and the apostle Saint Andrew. It is one of the national churches in Rome dedicated to France (Duchy of Lorraine). Given to the French by Pope Gregory XV in 1622, the pre-existing church of St. Nicholas was redesigned by French architect François Desjardins and reconstructed by Francesco Giardini in 1632.[1]

The church was thoroughly renovated in 2006 and entitled to the Community of Saint John.


Interior of the church with frescoes by Corrado Giaquinto

In 1731, Corrado Giaquinto was commissioned to execute the frescoes: "Saint Nicholas water gush from cliff", "The three Theologic Virtues", "The three Cardinal Virtues" and in the cupola "The Paradise".



  1. ^ "Saint Nicolas des Lorrains" (in French). Ambassade de France près le Saint-Siège.