For students who are just learning to give/follow directions and tell where shops and landmarks are located on a map (novice-high/level 1/2), this is an excellent homework assignment, in-class activity, or assessment.
Students are provided with a word box of "giving directions" vocabulary, listed in the VOUS form of the IMPERATIVE. They are given AN ORIGINAL map of Paris (the map isn't completely accurate so as not to be too complicated) and FOUR sets of directions and have to follow the directions and write what their destination is.
I give this interpretive reading activity BEFORE we start practicing giving and following directions so they can discover for themselves that it isn't really too hard to understand directions given in French.
You may also be interested in my other FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS activity:
This assessment/activity pairs well with my notes/practice page: French PREPOSITIONS for talking about a city map