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She was also fined €5,000 (£4,400; $5,800) and ordered to see a psychologist.
Gaillard's boyfriend alerted police in July when she sent him a text saying she was being held captive in the boot of a black car, the court in the southern town of Mende heard.
Following a 24-hour search she turned up showing no signs of any trauma and claimed that her abductors had simply decided to free her.
Her story contained further inconsistencies and the authorities grew suspicious. Under police questioning she admitted she had made the story up in order to spend a romantic break with her lover in Le Puy-en-Velay, the court heard.
She said her new lover had not been involved in the ruse.