Schoelcher Library, Fort-de-France

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Architectural Building Library
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. Schoelcher Library is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Fort-de-France Edition.
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TripAdvisor
  • FDF landmark. Beautiful architecture and a must see if you happen to visit Fort de France old town. It served as a refuge from rain for us but very interesting outside and inside  more »
  • The building looks great on the outside, is only mildly interesting on the inside. The best thing about the inside is that it's nice and cool on a hot day, after a walk around the town square. It was ...  more »
  • As we got off our cruise ship in Fort de France, Martinique we walked along the front where we came across this lovely old historical library so we had a short look inside and then had a coffee nearby...  more »
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  • 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
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