Catherine Deneuve - Bettie
Myléne Demongeot- Fanfan Claude Gensac- Annie Valérie Lagrange - Miss France 1969 Camille - Muriel
Bettie (Deneuve), a harried restaurant owner from Brittany, is an aging former beauty queen with an estranged adult daughter and grandson and an elderly mother who meddles in her life. She loves a married businessman who always told her he would divorce his wife in order to marry her. He indeed files for a divorce, but Bettie discovers that it is actually because he is also having another affair with another much-younger woman. At about the same time, the bank threatens to close down her restaurant.
When she goes out to run some errands, she impulsively decides to leave her former life behind. She takes her car and just keeps on driving. She discovers other parts of France and makes new friends in the process.