Schoelcher Library, Fort-de-France

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.
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  • Beautiful library...offers exhibitions of all kinds as well as tours of the library....lovely architecture.  more »
  • Interesting architecture, don’t forget to go inside and look around. I even found a Tintin comic in Creole there.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Beautiful building!!!!!Definitely worth stoping by...It makes you wanna come inside take a book and start reading something...Or just sit outside and admire it's beauty!!!!!It takes you back in time!!!
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