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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  • really a very beautiful building and still alive as library! Nicely located on the corner of La Savanne Park and with free entrance  more »
  • To see, during a walk in Fort de France. A beautiful architecture, very interesting activities for the inhabitants of Fort de France. Free admission.
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