Schoelcher Library, Fort-de-France

Treat your inner bookworm to a collection of over 130,000 books at Schoelcher Library. The library, which was built in France in 1889, was shipped over piece by piece to its present location. Its extravagant design boasts a rich combination of architectural styles, including eclectic, Byzantine, new art, Egyptian art, and western classical. Inside, find copies of 17th-century books, including a "Black Code" from France, and a 17th-century Latin navigation treaty. For Schoelcher Library and beyond, use our Fort-de-France road trip planning site to get the most from your Fort-de-France vacation.
Create an itinerary including Schoelcher Library
map
Schoelcher Library Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5
373 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • A staple of Fort de France. This outdoor architectural building amazing makes you want to go. Inside is also remarkable and authentic but unfortunately, little maintained and put in value. We must know the history of this library to admire this unusual course. Take into account opening hours. We found exceptionally closed doors on 2 January. But we're income!
    View original
  • Lovely building very art nouveau. Probably the nicest thing of fort de france, a penalty that is not maintained how it deserves.
    View original
  • Being Alsatian and equality of men I cannot approve this man over this library is beautiful by the building it and restoring the interior makes us relive a little of old libraries it is well maintained: to do
    View original
Google
  • An historical library. .
  • Interesting library with a lot of history/culture.
  • Great place with a beautiful architecture in the middle of the town makes this place a great sightseeing spot.
  • Free WiFi. Good speed
  • Martinique

Plan your trip to Fort-de-France

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Fort-de-France

The most popular area to stay in Fort-de-France is around the central Wildlife Park La Savane. There, you'll not only be close to the park, but also enjoy quick access to the beach and the nearby ferry terminal. Most accommodations here come in the form of budget or mid-range hotels, with a few private vacation rentals scattered throughout the rest of the city.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Fort-de-France by other users

3 days in Fort-de-France BY A USER FROM MARTINIQUE April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Fort-de-France BY A USER FROM SPAIN April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Caribbean BY A USER FROM SPAIN March, culture, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Fort-de-France BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 25 days in Europe & Fort-de-France BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES April, teens, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, teens, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Fort-de-France BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Fort-de-France BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Fort-de-France BY A USER FROM CANADA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Fort-de-France BY A USER FROM CANADA March, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Fort-de-France BY A USER FROM CANADA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in Fort-de-France BY A USER FROM KUWAIT June, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Fort-de-France BY A USER FROM KUWAIT March, teens, popular PREFERENCES: March, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans