Saint-Malo is an ancient French port. Within its old city walls you will find historic streets and alleys, a castle, and the Saint Vincent cathedral. The restaurants serve some of the freshest fish and fruits de mer you’ve ever eaten, straight from the fish market. The historic city centre has a romantic vibe that will have you wishing you could just stay a little while longer. Much of it was destroyed in World War II, but reconstructed in the original 18th century style.
Harlingen is a trade and fishing port in Friesland, the Netherlands. The town itself is over a thousand years old, and you’ll find several historic streets in the old city centre. Its small size makes it easy to explore the town on foot. In 2014 Harlingen was a port of call for the Tall Ships Races. The town operates ferry lines to the Frisian Islands, a unique nature reserve with populations of seals, birds, and other wildlife. With its ‘gezellige’ pubs the town is a great place for a stopover.