Ultra-high-field MRI offers exciting perspectives for the in vivo structural characterization of central nervous system tissues. Based on high-resolution multi-parametric imaging at 7T, this preliminary work focuses on the generation of new spinal cord (SC) templates, hence proposing a high-resolution T2*-w MR average with exquisite anatomical details. Parcellation of the SC substructures into individual WM tracts and motoneurone clusters was also investigated using classification methods and multimodal data (T1/T2*/DTI). Preliminary promising results revealed some insights in the underlying SC cyto- and myelo-architecture. Future developments will extend to the whole cervical cord, holding tremendous promises for studying more specific pathophysiological impairments.