One July I agreed to help a friend get from the Voconces (a region of northern Provence) to catch a flight at CDG. Never mind that I actually wanted to go to Bourgogne/Burgundy. That's right: north by train to Paris, hotel, airport, hotel, south by train to Burgundy... don't get me started. The upside, though, was that
I got to spend yet another day in Paris.
This is what I saw between trains.