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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  • This is a lovely old library in the centre of Fort de France. Great architecture and metalwork inside.  more »
  • The exterior architecture of this building is beautiful. We enjoyed the interior also as they had an artist displaying his artistic crafts. The librarian was very helpful even though her English was l...  more »
  • Nice library of fdf, with temporary exhibitions from time to time. However the hygiene of toilets of the place are terrible, of l urinates on the floor and no light not working, unacceptable for a public place
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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
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