Trip Planner: Caribbean / Martinique / Arrondissement of Fort-de-France / Fort-de-France / Schoelcher 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. For Schoelcher Library and beyond, use our Fort-de-France road trip planning site to get the most from your Fort-de-France vacation.
Schoelcher Library Reviews
The historic Schoelcher Library, much like the Statue of Liberty, was made in France then shipped to Martinique and reassembled to house the works of renown abolitionist Victor Schoelcher. This is... more »
This is probably the most interesting building in Fort de France. We appreciated the architecture as well as the story of the man it is named for. It is close to the ferry. 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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