Meet Ella, on the brink of turning thirty and full of regret for a life only half lived.
In a haze of heartbreak after splitting up with the man she thought she was going to marry, she makes the only decision that seems rational and buys a one-way ticket to Paris, embarking on a pilgrimage of food, wine, and joie de vivre.
After arriving, Ella struggles to grasp the nuances of French manners and friendship. She soon finds herself caught between two men who inhabit opposite ends of the Paris food scene, getting wined and dined by one and inadvertently making a bet to try every type of French cheese with the other.
As the seasons change, Ella realizes that there's more to life in France than champagne and cheese. At some point the Eiffel Tower stops sparkling, and she needs to decide where her heart truly lies.