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Schoelcher Library

Rue de la Liberte and Rue Perrinon, Fort-de-France 97200, Martinique
+596 596 70 26 67
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FDF landmark. Beautiful architecture and a must see if you happen to visit Fort de France old town... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
Krysztof J
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Pretty architecture, that's about it

The building looks great on the outside, is only mildly interesting on the inside. The best thing... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2017
SonLuvr
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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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  • Very good51%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
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Rue de la Liberte and Rue Perrinon, Fort-de-France 97200, Martinique
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

FDF landmark. Beautiful architecture and a must see if you happen to visit Fort de France old town. It served as a refuge from rain for us but very interesting outside and inside

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

The building looks great on the outside, is only mildly interesting on the inside. The best thing about the inside is that it's nice and cool on a hot day, after a walk around the town square. It was also kind of fun to go...More

Thank SonLuvr
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

As we got off our cruise ship in Fort de France, Martinique we walked along the front where we came across this lovely old historical library so we had a short look inside and then had a coffee nearby as free wifi was available. We...More

Thank lee a
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Short walk away from Cruise Pier and Waterfront. Large, beautiful building you won't miss. It's interesting to see these kind of buildings in the middle of Caribbean. What is the most amazing thing, it was built for Paris World Expo 1889, then dismantled and shipped...More

Thank Halkidis
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Called in here during our visit to Martinique on the cruise ship. It is very easy to find on the front as you walk from the cruise terminal. It is a fantastic old building and well worth a look inside at the architecture. Not really...More

Thank Johnlobster
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped at Fort de France as a cruise stop. Came across the library as walking around. It is a lovely looking building from the outside. It is free to enter. The interior is interesting with the antique books on upper level. The ground level is...More

Thank StainesJo
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Our family stopped here during our walking tour of Fort de France. I had read a lot about it and was excited to see it, but it was somewhat disappointing. The building is unique, but it is pretty rundown. It is free to enter, and...More

Thank Snappy B
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

It's a astonishing building for sure but offers nothing than a quick walk through. 10 minutes tops. Nice to pass by on a FDF stroll.

Thank Iphonhacker I
Reviewed 1 February 2017

The Schoelcher library is one of the most interesting buildings in Fort de France; walk inside to admire its ceiling; quite often, they hold exhibitions there. It is easy to find, when walking along the Savannah.

Thank m-claude_Martinique
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Remarkable history of this building that was constructed in Paris for a world's fair in the late 1800's and then taken apart and reconstructed in Fort-de-France. Schoelcher was a great man. He is commemorated in a statue nearby at the old courthouse.

Thank waterandmore
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chrisa l
Bonjour, Is it possible to relax on the beach in the rental chairs when the restaurant is not open/serving?
17 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.
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