Schoelcher Library, Fort-de-France

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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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  • Fort-de-France is not really an obligatory stop during your visit to the French Caribbean island of Martinique, but within the city, this building certainly is. It is located on the edge of the...  more »
  • This beautiful building right in town just across from the park is a very special place. The attractive exterior will lure visitors to go inside especially on a hot sunny day. Other than books and...  more »
  • Architectural gem! Was built in 1887 for Parisian exhibition, later dismantled and moved to Martinique. A beautiful pavillon which is a public library today. Don’t be shy to have a look inside !
  • It's a nice piece of architecture. Wasn't open when we were there, but if you're in Fort de France it's worth a little walk to take a look at it.
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