What should have been a lovely springtime in Paris, becomes a time full of doubts for Chloe, Sofia and Lizzy, three women who believe that they are leading happy lives, but are suddenly overcome by entirely new feelings about what true happiness looks like.
For Chloe McCoy, Paris is a cherished dream come true. Chloe has left her fiancé Peter Smith for two weeks in order to follow in the footsteps of her beloved writers. Chloe realizes that this will be her last hurrah before settling down to a bourgeois life with Peter.
On her very first day in Paris, Chloe meets the bouquiniste and writer Guillaume Selier. She notices that being with Guillaume gives the same adventurous feeling that only reading her books used to provide. Chloe knows that this is the life she has always desired and is completely enjoying the experience. Until Peter and her mother show up unexpectedly and Chloe is forced to face her future. She knows she must make a decision if she is to live her own adventure, her own life.
New Yorker Sofia Wilson has lived in the city of light for six years now, where she runs a shop that sells local products. She shares her apartment and life with the 8-years younger and work-shy Jean-Luc Dupont. Sofia works more than fulltime to support them both, but without complaining, because Sofia truly enjoys making other people happy. This allows her to see the world through rose-colored glasses and ignore the pain that made her flee New York.
But as Sofia begins to see how hard it is for Jean-Luc to make any effort for her when she really needs him, something begins to dawn on her. Emotions run high and finally, Sofia dares to tell about what caused her to leave New York. She realizes that she has never been able to run away from the pain and in order to be really happy; she first has to learn to face the past.
Lizzy Gilbert has travelled from San Francisco to Paris to make it as an artists’ model. She longs to become someone’s muse so that she can have the recognition she cannot give herself. She dives headfirst into the art scene until she meets the level headed Toby Hall. Toby owns a coffee bar across the street from Sofia’s shop and is captivated by Lizzy. He wants to find out who Lizzy really is underneath all the bravado, but she refuses to let her guard down. She would rather cling to who she wants to be than realize who she really is. Even if this means giving up her Parisian dream and going off to find happiness elsewhere.
A close friendship develops between the three women when they each must choose between holding on to their old dreams and their old lives, or breaking with them and starting all over again.