French cultural life – November 2019

Cloclo and a photo shop closure – This month’s round up of the arts and culture stories creating a buzz in France

1. Lookalike hangs up microphone

A popular tribute act to the successful 1970s French singer Claude François (known by his fans as Cloclo) has called time on his performing career.

Gautier Allart, a mechanic in the Jura village of Chissey-sur-Loue, who transformed into an all-singing and dancing sosie (doppelganger), says he wants to concentrate on his day job, notably a passion for fixing up old tractors.

The singer was spotted performing at a karaoke aged 12, and was later encouraged by friends to create a full spectacle ...

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