Fodor's Expert Review Bibliothèque Schoelcher

Fort-de-France Library/Archive
Schoelcher Library, Fort-de-France, Martinique

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.


Quick Facts

At rue de la Liberté,
Fort-de-France, n/a Martinique  97220, Martinique


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Free, Closed Mon. morning, Sun., and holidays

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