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Classic exhibition architecture from the latter 19th C, stands out from the everyday, located by... read more

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Charles F
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Nice architecture. This building is one of the best in the City. It gives you a good reason to stop... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Built in France in 1889, this library was shipped piece by piece to the island, where it stands today, a beautiful monument to slavery abolitionist Victor Schoelcher.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
1, Rue de la Liberte, Fort-de-France 97262, Martinique
+596 596 55 68 30
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All reviews beautiful building free wifi eiffel tower private collection inside the building tile work wrought iron definitely worth a visit quick visit nice architecture shopping area short walk cruise ship books shipped interior france
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Classic exhibition architecture from the latter 19th C, stands out from the everyday, located by the park close to the seafront, well worth a short detour, screams of Paris.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Charles F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice architecture. This building is one of the best in the City. It gives you a good reason to stop by if you cross Fort de France

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gab26
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Cool 19th century architecture, that pre fabricated and ship to Fort de France. It is a free public library where you can check out books of all genres by French writers. I love the colors, the woodwork, the iron work, dome with its skylights, the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Piedspoudres
Reviewed November 7, 2018

It is hard to miss this place, as it is placed by Savannah park, so you just walk into it often. I always try to find an extra moment to feast my eyes on it when i come to Martinique. A perfect example of architectural...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank holoboss1
Reviewed October 24, 2018

didn't go inside the building but the architecture was very cool took some nice pictures was running to late to go inside

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank brikelly
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

Fort de France is a very walkable city, (if you can handle the heat!), and this beautiful library it’s one of its charming buildings. Pop inside to see some lovely architecture and designs.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank TandTravel
Reviewed August 11, 2018

This library was originally built for the 1889 Paris Exposition, then dismantled, shipped to Martinique and reassembled. It features many old volumes on high shelving, and intricate tile work. Only certain sections areas are available for the touristy public to see but it is certainly...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Aglassortwo
Reviewed July 15, 2018

The Schoelcher Library is an attractive building built of concrete, wrought iron and wood an easy walk only a few blocks from the cruise ship terminal. Originally built in Paris, but shipped and reassembled at it's current site in 1893 and named in honor of...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Mark G
Reviewed June 13, 2018

We arrived in Fort de France on April 18 2018 on a cruise ship. We had not planned excursion and had decided to just take a short walk about the town. On the pier we noticed a couple peddle taxis (ecotaxi972@gmail.com) near by and asked...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank jerryz57
Reviewed June 6, 2018

A must-see in Fort-de-France. Although a little run-down, it's an important part of the history of the city.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Carrie M
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chrisa l
February 17, 2015|
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Response from Laura R | Reviewed this property |
Hi Chrisa, I presume there is a misunderstanding with the name of a beach Schoelcher and the library. Unfortunatelly I cannot help since I reviewed the Library.