William and Madeleine live in a town at the foot of mountains. Long-married, faithful to each other and in love, they lead a quiet life. Their daughter is moving to Italy. Now they have nobody but themselves to look out for. During one of her walks in the surrounding hills, Madeleine sets up her easel in front of an old house and meets Adam, a man who is refined, well-read and blind. He shows Madeline around the house she is painting, which is for sale. It's love at first sight. William and Madeleine decide to buy it.