France of 1959 is a freewheeling destination for travelers seeking sexual liberation. American columnist April Jones journeys to Paris with the manuscript of an erotic novel, hoping to escape her Midwestern American small town. But she has another writing project: an expanding compendium of her sexual experiences abroad. From the elegance of St. Germain to the bohemian alleys of Montmartre, April enjoys the carnal menu of the City of Lights, rapidly gaining lovers and enemies. But when her manuscript is stolen and seduction becomes war, can April realize her untamed fantasies as an artist and in the bedroom?