I will be heading to Paris for a two day meeting in early December and would like to extend my trip a few days to see some sites. I've been to Paris before, but never to any other areas of France. I have also never been to Spain or Italy. I've heard there is a high speed train that can get me around quickly. I can extend the trip up to 5 days and would love some suggestions. I know it will be a bit cold this time of year and I don't ski or really enjoy snow, so other suggested activities are welcome. I will likely be traveling alone. I enjoy site seeing on foot or bike or any other mode. I'm a foodie and also enjoy shopping.
I wish the weather was warmer because I do prefer the sun and heat, but definitely want to take advantage of this opportunity.