"the steps of the Trinita de Monte at Rome"
La Trinité-des-Monts 1808
Public DomainLa Trinité-des-Monts 1808 - Credit: François Marius Granet

The church of the Trinità dei Monti in Rome was built in the Renaissance period, and consecrated in 1585 by Pope Sixtus V.  It is a titular church, and has always been presided over by a French Cardinal.

Spanish Steps & Trinita dei Monti, 2002
Creative Commons AttributionSpanish Steps & Trinita dei Monti, 2002 - Credit: Peter J StB Green

During the Napoleonic occupation of Rome, the church, like many others, was despoiled of its art and decorations. In 1816, after the Bourbon restoration, the church was restored at the expense of Louis XVIII.