Loire Valley (Valée de La Loire) deserves a ride, because it is a bit far away and has many castles. It is also possible to join excursions that leave from Tours. We decided to go by car, and as we got away from Paris, we found fields and trees covered in snow, everything white and a cloudy sky, contrasting with the gray road and leafless trees.
I was in Madrid, and took a Saturday to know Segovia in one Day. It was 80 km by train from Atocha. The city has a very old Roman aqueduct and the Alcazar, which inspired Walt Disney to create Cinderella’s castle. Walking inside the Alcazar is a History class about medieval times and the kings of Spain.