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.
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  • September 30, 2017
    Maybe I thought this island would be more. Library was ok. Not much to see it was only ok. We wouldn’t do it again  more »
  • September 26, 2017
    Beautiful building with an Interior to discover. Very nice tour that does not take a lot of time. Discovery of very old books.
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  • August 22, 2017
    Magnificent library with ceilings splendid to see without hesitation. A landmark in fort de France.
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  • June 7, 2017
    Interesting library with a lot of history/culture.
  • February 12, 2017
    Great place with a beautiful architecture in the middle of the town makes this place a great sightseeing spot.
  • November 24, 2015
    Free WiFi. Good speed
  • April 20, 2017
    Martinique
  • November 21, 2015
    Supper

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