Love is something quite different in Provence, as Yvone Lenard discovers when she chaperones 50 red-blooded American college students for a year at California State University's study abroad program in Aix-en-Provence. Proclaiming themselves on their applications to the program to be "ambassadors of culture," their thoughts and senses turn to romance and sex upon arrival. As Resident Director of the program Lenard soon has her hands full, but her sense of humor prevails and she stays to form affectionate relationships with the students and a love affair with Provence. When not counseling her charges, Lenard finds a "safe" escort in the charming and eccentric Bill Hope, an American expatriate with whom she probes ancient villages and ruins and dines at sunset on the terraces of elegant restaurants. The ten stories in this collection are set in some of the region's most romantic locales. Each story concludes with advice on where to go to experience romance and a menu for a dinner for two with simple recipes to recreate the sensual flavors of Provence.