Vlissingen, a city in the southwestern Netherlands on the former island of Walcheren. It is best known for its centuries-old harbour as well as shipyards of the Dutch Royal Navy. The longstanding marine traditions can be seen in the Maritime Muzeeum – you can spend hours there! Stretch your legs by taking a little stroll down the Boulevard van Vlissingen with its many establishments and go to see the Panorama Walcheren and the Sint Jacob church.
Honfleur is a Norman harbor commune (department of Calvados) of the Seine estuary. In the port, narrow houses reflected in the basin are the main tourist attraction. Honfleur has inspired many artists, musicians as filmmakers. Many well known sailors were born there. The city is best known for its Old Basin, characterized by its houses with facades covered with slate, and have been repeatedly represented by artists including Gustave Courbet or Claude Monet, forming the school of Honfleur which c