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“Make a very quick stop to see the metalwork”
Review of Schoelcher Library

Schoelcher Library
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed March 17, 2013

The iron metal work of the building is fantastic. Stop just to see the architecture. The exterior paintwork is eye-catching, in a bizarre way. This is not a public library in the North American sense, so you will not be reading here. Built in Paris in 1887, then shipped to Martinique and re-assembled in Fort-de-France in 1893, the building is the architectural highlight of a city better left alone.

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Reviewed January 13, 2013

Lovely old building with an interesting architectural style and ornate art work around the entrance.

Thank Brook R
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

Interesting example of a prefabricated building designed in Europe and transferred to the tropics. Both interiors and exteriors of the building are worth a detailed look. A building not easy to forget...

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Reviewed July 28, 2012

Authentic historical building, lots of current information, friendly staff, right in the heart of the place! Vive la Martinique!

Thank LyssiaB
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Reviewed July 6, 2012

You can even go inside to take pictures as long as you are respectful!

Thank fabienne p
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