An interesting discussion went on last week in our house about whether there is a differing opinion to appropriate bedtimes between France and other countries. My little one (14m old) goes to bed between 7.30 & 8 most days although as the weather has been improving we're moving closer to 8.
When we visited Madrid we found the kids going out to restaurants at 11pm to have their evening meal which we found very bizarre, especially as it wasn't in school holidays.
However the subject came up when on a weeknight (not Tuesday so there was school the next day) an infant (school age) was making a lot of noise playing over the road whilst parents enjoyed an evening out at the local cafe - the eyebrow raising aspect of this for our guests was that the time was 11.30pm. Our guests were shocked - we shrugged and said for school holidays I guess it's ok or special occasions but it's not our choice as we like our evenings together (kids in bed!).
What are your thoughts?