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Martinique Sights

Bibliothèque Schoelcher

  • At rue de la Liberté Map It
  • Fort-de-France
  • Library/Archive
  • Schoelcher Library, Fort-de-France, Martinique

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Updated 03/13/2015

Fodor's Review

This wildly elaborate Romanesque public library was named after Victor Schoelcher, who led the fight to free the slaves in the French West Indies in the 19th century. The eye-popping, historic structure was built for the 1889 Paris Exposition, after which it was dismantled, shipped to Martinique, and reassembled piece by piece.

Sight Information


At rue de la Liberté, which runs along west side of La Savane, Fort-de-France, 97220, Martinique

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Mon. 1–5, Tues.–Thurs. 8:30–5:30, Fri. 8:30–5, Sat. 8:30–noon
  • Closed Mon. morning, Sun., and holidays

Updated 03/13/2015


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