Great British superspy has dedicated French followers

Luc Le Clech, president of Club James Bond France, with Roger Moore, who played the secret agent in seven films between 1973 and 1985

The biggest and longest running non-commercial James Bond Fan Club, is in France.

The UK had a James Bond Fan Club until 2007, there is one in Switzerland and Germany, but the Club James Bond France started in 1997, and is still going strong, with over 450 members.

Luc Le Clech has been its president for 16 years. He runs the Clos Léonard Hotel at Amboise, Indre-et-Loire, where each room has a James Bond film theme.

He remembers the day when he became hooked: “I was 15 and staying in Scarborough in England and I went to see The Spy ...

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