Hi Mr Darwin,
Your story is so similar to my experiences with AF at CDG. On one occasion the aircraft actually landed early and we still missed our onward connection to EDI. The AF rep did blame us for missing the connection, and she actually quoted the extra 15 minutes to us !!
another 20 people on the inbound HK flight also missed the onward EDI flight , yet the AF people didn’t take responsibility. And like you, all of us were rushing, ironically accompanied by an AF rep, who fast tracked us through security !!