A gargoyle on the west side of Sacré-Cœur Basilica.

A gargoyle on the western side of Sacré-Cœur Basilica, seen from rue du Chevalier de la Barre. Gargoyles serve the practical purpose of funneling water from the roof when it rains, directing the water out away from the walls and foundations.

Photographs of Sacré-Cœur.