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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vendée

Mouchamps - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vendée

Located in the Vendée, Mouchamps is located 20 km from the Puy du Fou.

Perched on a rocky outcrop, overlooking the river Mouchamps Petit-Lay.

Prehistoric presence is attested by the discovery of flint and polished axes at a place called "The Glass".

The old parish church, abandoned in the 16th century ruins, has completely disappeared. It was replaced by the present church, chapel of the castle, built in the 12th century. Around it was a fortress, a stronghold of the powerful lords of the Park-Soubise, the Lusignan, the Parthenay, then Rohan. His temple testifies to the existence of a Protestant community "heir" of the commitment of the same lords in the Reformation in the 16th century, leading to a share of the population mouchampaise with them. A few old houses that have preserved elements of Renaissance architecture, scattered throughout the town and villages, illustrate the economic heyday of the town in the late 16th century and early 17th century.

The mansions of the late 19th and early 20th century attest to the success of one class dominating the economy and politics of the town at that time. In this new century, Mouchamps then a rural town of about 3,000 inhabitants, 250 farms. In the 60's, the town goes semi-industrial stage, with the establishment of various businesses.

In recent years, Mouchamps also relies on tourism by creating the Petit Hameau du Lay (chalets and camping) and preparing to obtain the label "Small Cities of Character" by promoting its heritage and its flowers.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude46.7784540 (N 46° 46’ 42”)
Longitude-1.0635410 (W 1° 3’ 49”)
AltitudeFrom 47m to 121m
Surface area55.00 km²
Population2899 inhabitants
Density52 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLa Roche-sur-Yon (42 km, 37 min)
Insee code85153
IntercommunalityCC du Pays des Herbiers
RegionPays de la Loire

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Vincent-Sterlanges4.8 km (5 min)
Rochetrejoux5.8 km (7 min)
Sainte-Cécile6.3 km (9 min)
Saint-Germain-de-Prinçay8.6 km (13 min)
Saint-Prouant9.1 km (10 min)
Vendrennes9.9 km (11 min)
Saint-Paul-en-Pareds10.3 km (12 min)
Monsireigne11.5 km (14 min)
Sigournais11.9 km (16 min)
Chantonnay12.2 km (13 min)
Saint-Hilaire-le-Vouhis13 km (14 min)
Saint-Fulgent13 km (14 min)
Les Herbiers13.1 km (17 min)
Saint-Martin-des-Noyers13.1 km (15 min)
Le Boupère13.9 km (14 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Natural sites

Events and festivities


Driveway leading to the burial of Georges Clemenceau
Driveway leading to the burial of Georges Clemenceau
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Graves Mr. and Mrs. Georges Clemenceau
Graves Mr. and Mrs. Georges Clemenceau
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Monument erected in honor of the Tiger
Monument erected in honor of the Tiger
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Tuesday 7 december
Min. 3°C - Max. 12°C
Wednesday 8 december
Min. 3°C - Max. 9°C
Thursday 9 december
Min. 3°C - Max. 10°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Freefall skydiving in a simulator
Sports sensations45 € to 590 € La Roche-sur-Yon (26 km)
Taste and buy Vendée wine
Local flavours17 € to 20 € Saint-Philbert-de-Bouaine (42 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Drapelet Trail - Saint Germain de Prinçay
HikeEasy2h30Saint-Germain-de-Prinçay (2.6 km)
Train Station Trail - Saint Vincent Sterlanges
HikeEasy1h55Saint-Vincent-Sterlanges (4.5 km)
Mount Golden Trail - Saint Germain de Prinçay
HikeEasy3h00Saint-Germain-de-Prinçay (5 km)
Forest Trail and Castles - Rochetrejoux
HikeIntermediate3h35Rochetrejoux (5.3 km)
Mine and Bell Tower Trail - Rochetrejoux
HikeEasy1h25Rochetrejoux (5.3 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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