| I have never visited Paris so far, but have already transitted eight times at Paris CDG Airport. Usually the transit times were very short and I spent all my time running to the gate, but this time I had more than four hours of transit time before my 13 hour flight to Singapore. I had not eaten much the whole day as I thought I would have plenty of restaurants to choose from at one of Europe's largest airports. My Terminal was 2E L and that was quite a large building. So I expected a huge variety of restaurants there - including some fast food or pizza restaurants. However there were only three or four restaurants and most of the food they offered was cold. They served salads and cold sandwiches, but no hot meals that you could get at virtually any train station. I met several people who had the same problem. They had already walked through the whole building, but had not found anything. Building 2E L is just one of several buildings of the huge Terminal 2 and on the map you can see that most of those buildings are connected. However when I walked to Terminal 2F to look for more restaurants, I was told that I could only access the transit area of Terminal 2F with a valid ticket of a flight departing from that terminal. The security guy told me that my only option to find a restaurant was leaving the transit area and going to the public area of Terminal 2K for example, which had many more restaurants. So in this huge airport people are stuck in the transit area with no real food options unless they switch to the public area and afterwards go through the security check again. After returning from Singapore I had to transit in Paris again. Although I did not leave the transit area at all, I had to go through security check again although I only had things on me that had already been checked in Singapore. I know that this is not the fault of the airport, but it is something to consider when choosing a transit airport. After once having missed a plane to Miami because of a long security check in the transit area of Heathrow Airport, I try to avoid airports like that when possible.