Discovering he is impotent, a Parisian plastic surgeon steals a bicycle with the words 'Paris-Timbuktu' painted on it and decides to ride it south into Africa, so that he can kill himself on the millennium. Waylayed on his way there, he ends up stuck in a small Spanish town, living with two eccentric sisters. Soon the town's charms have won him over and he begins to feel at home with the colorful locals.