Shoelcher Library (La Bibliothèque de Schoelcher)

Classified historical monument in 1993, The Schoelcher Library is the masterpiece of Henry Picq.

With a mixed style of Byzantine influences, art nouveau, and Egyptian art, the library is quite impressive to see. 

The library is named after victor Schoelcher, a representative of the abolitionist movement in Martinique. He offered his large collection of 10 000 books but only 1200 survived after a great fire in 1890.

Address: 1, rue de la Liberte - 97262 Fort-de-France

 

L’habitation Clément

L’habitation Clément, a site not to be missed, is the birthplace of Rhum Agricole. 

Built in 18th century, the habitation is now classified historical monument since 1995.

It is the only creole habitation which is fully open to public. The domain includes the master's house (ancient creole house) and its outbuildings, the distillery, warehouses, offices and workers' quarters.

The habitation offers the culture of an ancient Créole sugarcane plantation rich of Martinican history.

 

The visit allows a tour through the estate with the museum, the ancient Créole house, the art galleries, aging cellars and finally the shop. 

Address: Domaine de l'Acajou - 97240 Le François

 

Le musée de la Pagerie

It is in this place that Josephine de Beauharnais, French empress, and first Napoleon’s wife was born in 1763.

The museum was created to the memory of Josephine, which gather letters, historical documents and personal belongings.

 

Address: Domaine de la Pagerie – 97229 Trois-Ilets 

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