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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  • the exteriors are nice, the Interior is rather plain, to see all of same car free. Too bad, the toilets were out of service
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  • A very interesting architecture both inside and outside. See because there is not much else to see in Fort de France.
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  • Beautiful historic building where you can quietly read the many books in the schoelcher library
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  • Quite a unique building. Facinating that it was was apart of the 1889 World's Fair in Paris. Very beautiful inside, but please be respectful when visiting as it is a working library. It is a short walk from the cruise port and worth the time if you are looking for something to do on Martinique.
  • A library built at the end of 1800. It contains hundreds of books printed almost 2 centuries ago.
  • 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.

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