Intelligence des Patrimoines is a research and development programme supported by the Centre-Val de Loire Region (AMI ARD) and by the Centre d’études supérieures de la Renaissance of Tours (UMR 7323 - Université de Tours / CNRS / Ministère de la Culture). It brings together on the heritage thematic 34 laboratories and 360 researchers from institutions and organizations of higher education and research of the Centre-Val de Loire Region: University of Tours, University of Orléans, CNRS, INRA, IRSTEA, INSA Centre Val de Loire, BRGM and ESCEM.

Structured around 3 axes - Research, Training, Development -, Intelligence des Patrimoines offers a new understanding of cultural and natural heritage. It operates its activities through:

  • 5 interdisciplinary topic projects: Chambord-Châteaux; Vine & Wine; Loire & Rivers; Gastronomy, Health & Wellbeing; Monuments, Parks & Urban Gardens;
  • 1 transversal project, dedicated to the creation of a platform for heterogeneous data on heritage.