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.