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Attractive Architecture

The Schoelcher Library is an attractive building built of concrete, wrought iron and wood an easy... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Mark G
Catonsville, Maryland
Only gem at Fort -de-France

Fort -de-France was an alternative port following the damage done to Tortola last year . We were so... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2018
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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.
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1, Rue de la Liberte, Fort-de-France 97262, Martinique
+596 596 55 68 30
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Aglassortwo
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 14 June 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

Thank jerryz57
Reviewed 6 June 2018

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

Thank Carrie M
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Pop in and have look inside it’s worth a couple of minutes for this and take a look at the exterior of the building, if you need a bank it is across the road, as is a lovely little shop with local produce.

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 22 March 2018

My wife and I stopped in here for a visit during a recent cruise stop. It is a short walking distance from the port and certainly stands out amongst the various buildings in town. It is a working library so it is a bit uncomfortable...More

Thank MisterCheeky
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Fantastic building, full of history. We found staff very helpful even though we did not speak any French.

Thank OJV1968
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Old library right in the middle of town. Had a nose around...still active as a library not just a museum.

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Fort -de-France was an alternative port following the damage done to Tortola last year . We were so looking forward to seeing a new destination , and with the exception of the Schoelder Library were so disappointed. There was very little to see in the...More

1  Thank Roslyn138
Reviewed 22 February 2018

This building is a must see and a great sight for Martinique. It's a library built to house the private collection of Victor Schoelcher, a famous abolitionist, who donated his 9,000 books and 250 musical scores to the island in 1884 on the understanding they...More

1  Thank SteveJacksonnufc
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chrisa l
18 February 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.