Didier Gouin Expert of the French Union of Experts
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Charles Viaud, a former student of the Beaux-Arts in Nantes, was a natural son of Pierre Loti. Passionate about the sea and fishing, he settled in the Ville Close like many painters. He initiated the opening of the Fishing Museum, which was inaugurated in July 1961 and of which he became the curator. This museum is managed by the association "Les amis du Musée de la Pêche". It is the first French museum devoted solely to fishing. In 2003 the museum was awarded the title of "Musée de France".