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Schoelcher Library

1, Rue de la Liberte, Fort-de-France 97262, Martinique
+596 596 55 68 30
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We arrived in Fort de France on April 18 2018 on a cruise ship. We had not planned excursion and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jerryz57
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Garrett, Indiana
Loved visiting this incredible landmark

A must-see in Fort-de-France. Although a little run-down, it's an important part of the history of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carrie M
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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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1, Rue de la Liberte, Fort-de-France 97262, Martinique
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+596 596 55 68 30
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived in Fort de France on April 18 2018 on a cruise ship. We had not planned excursion and had decided to just take a short walk about the town. On the pier we noticed a couple peddle taxis (ecotaxi972@gmail.com) near by and asked...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must-see in Fort-de-France. Although a little run-down, it's an important part of the history of the city.

Thank Carrie M
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Pop in and have look inside it’s worth a couple of minutes for this and take a look at the exterior of the building, if you need a bank it is across the road, as is a lovely little shop with local produce.

Thank Richard S
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

My wife and I stopped in here for a visit during a recent cruise stop. It is a short walking distance from the port and certainly stands out amongst the various buildings in town. It is a working library so it is a bit uncomfortable...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Fantastic building, full of history. We found staff very helpful even though we did not speak any French.

Thank OJV1968
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Old library right in the middle of town. Had a nose around...still active as a library not just a museum.

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Fort -de-France was an alternative port following the damage done to Tortola last year . We were so looking forward to seeing a new destination , and with the exception of the Schoelder Library were so disappointed. There was very little to see in the...More

1  Thank Roslyn138
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

This building is a must see and a great sight for Martinique. It's a library built to house the private collection of Victor Schoelcher, a famous abolitionist, who donated his 9,000 books and 250 musical scores to the island in 1884 on the understanding they...More

1  Thank SteveJacksonnufc
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Dismantled from Paris and erected here this is a working library. Ceilings and floors are decorative. It is in need of a little TLC.

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

it is an amazine building in good state and the envlmaic culture point of the city..... sheer pleasure

Thank adisternberg
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chrisa l
18 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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