Mouchamps

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Mouchamps
The Château of Soubise Park
Mouchamps is located in France
Mouchamps
Mouchamps
Coordinates: 46°46′53″N 1°03′42″W / 46.7814°N 1.0617°W / 46.7814; -1.0617Coordinates: 46°46′53″N 1°03′42″W / 46.7814°N 1.0617°W / 46.7814; -1.0617
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Vendée
Arrondissement La Roche-sur-Yon
Canton Les Herbiers
Intercommunality Pays des Herbiers
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Hervé Robineau
Area1 55 km2 (21 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 2,628
 • Density 48/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 85153 /85640
Elevation 47–121 m (154–397 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Mouchamps is a commune in the Vendée department in the Pays de la Loire region in western France.

The gravesite of the noted French politician, Georges Clemenceau, is located near Mouchamps at the small hamlet of Le Colombier. To get to the gravesite of Clemenceau, follow the D28 road from the center of Mouchamps northeastward approximately two and one-half miles to a road on the right signposted as "La Brachetiere", "La Monceliere", and "Colombier". Very shortly after making that initial right turn, make another right turn at the sign marked "Tombeau de Clemenceau". A separate sign says "Colombier". Continue on that road for approximately one and one-half miles, and the tomb (along with that of his father) is on the left (down a short walk in a small wooded area.)

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