In 12th century Aquitaine, Jaufre, Prince of Blayre and part time troubadour dreams of an unreachable love. Obsessed with the possibility of a far away soulmate, somewhere in the world, he broods and idealizes, much to the mirth of his friends who waste no time mocking the poet Prince. But one day his dreaming pays off, a traveling Pilgrim asserts that they know just the woman to fulfill his longing, Clemence, a young woman who lives across the sea in Tripoli. Finally justified, Jaufre wishes to meet her, at any cost. Once the Pilgrim has played matchmaker, he sets off on a dangerous journey that will take him over the ocean to finally be in her arms.